88 Joanne Convertible Backpack
Crafted with the highest quality, environmentally-friendly vegan leathers
Easily converts from sling strap to double strap backpack
Top and back zipper entry to main compartment
Two sizeable side zip pockets for smartphone, keys and other storage
12″W x 13″H x 5″D, 21″ shoulder drop
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The number 88 is the number of constellations in the sky.
Shuttle mission 88 started construction of the international space station finished in 1988.
88 is considered the luckiest number in Chinese culture as it sounds like word for wealth.
In ham radio 88 is the sign off that means love and kisses..
The snake swallowing its own tail is an ancient Egyptian symbol for the self sustaining, self contained universe.
88 represents the cycle of creation and recreation.
These meanings are the symbolic meaning of the brand 88.
As wide as the sky, as forward looking as humanity living and working in space, as lucky as it is possible to be and full of love.
88 is a collection of bags designed by a design team that works on designs for brands world wide.
This collection is their favorites.
It is the edited expression of the right bags for the season. Bags that are on trend, that look great and which work. Bags that enhance your life by helping you look good while working hard to carry the stuff you need.
They are created by people who love what they do. Designed by a team of optimists, experts in their craft.
Each is individually constructed and tested for durability.
Bags that work to help you in the wide and varied adventures of your daily life while looking great at the same time.
88 is a vegan brand and no animal products are used.
The founder of 88 is a life long vegetarian and believes that the environment would benefit from the reduction of factory farming .
Various vegan leathers are used in production. The scientific names are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride) PU is better for the environment and so although more expensive 88 only uses PU in our bags.
88 develops all of our own custom hardware, again with a focus on the best way for the environment and not necessarily the cheapest way.
All of their suppliers are certified complaint for human rights and good working conditions. They are proud of their relationships with their suppliers, most of whom they have worked with for years and whom they consider part of the 88 family.
They have a quality assurance team at the suppliers every day. Inspecting all aspects of production from materials to in line production checks to ensure that they are truly proud of every item that they ship.
They also teach their suppliers best practices, learning from them every day and teaching their other suppliers so that they have the most efficient production and therefore the best value product to offer.
88 donates a % of every sale to a charity that assists in educating women around the world.
They believe that educating women is the key to a better world.
With women educated even to a primary school level child mortality rates come down, families become wealthier, diseases are more under control and each of these women has more of a choice over her fate and future. She can read about the world and not be dependent on a man to tell her what is and is not true..
The charity that we support is: http://www.careinternational.org.uk/fighting-poverty/empowering-women-an….
They encourage anyone to donate bags that are no longer wanted to Dress for Success, another charity that helps women improve their own: http://www.dressforsuccess.org.
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