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STARTTID Backpack, gray,

Price $ 17.99

How to get it

This backpack can hold everything needed for a school day – water bottle, travel card, lunch box and laptop. Comfy to carry and made of water-repellent material that withstands everyday wear and tear.

Article Number704.848.86

Product details

Inside the backpack there’s one separate compartment that holds a 14" computer and two separate compartments where you can keep things you want quick access to.

The backpack has a handy outer compartment where you can keep for example, keys and mobile phone, so it is easy to find and to access your things.

There’s a pocket on the side for a water bottle or umbrella.

The adjustable and padded shoulder straps keep the backpack firmly and comfortably in place on the back.

The backpack fabric is water-repellent.

Designer

E Thomasson/P Süssmann

Measurements

Volume: 3 gallon

Width: 10 ¾ "

Depth: 3 ½ "

Height: 15 "

Reviews

You need this bagAmandaLove this bag. Holds up amazingly through wages, getting tossed around, etc etc. I have two because one has become my kid's daycare bag and I love using these to throw things into before we head out to stores/restaurants.5
Love this bag!DeannaI often use this small backpack as my purse because it's the perfect size!5
BackpackAlyceJust what I was looking for to use as the "one personal item" for flying.5
Itchy!VictoriaThe underside of the strap is really itchy! It feels so uncomfortable on my shoulder. I don't think I can last wearing this for long hours. I am sadly sending it back.3
Compact, organizedMiSturdy backpack with great organization. I wish it was a little bit larger.4
Great dog bagBritneyGot this essentially as a diaper bag for my dog it’s holds quite a lot of things and the diff compartments help for organizing. Very sturdy for the price and fits well.5
Does the jobVeronicaDoes the job4
awesome backpackKaylaworks great, fits everything i need, light, comfortable5
Perfect city backpackAurorePerfect city backpack5
Very durableJenaLove, love, love this bag. Wether to the lake, or on the bike, or flying, perfect size!!5
Excellent backpack. Elegant design.MargaritaExcellent backpack. Elegant design.5
A perfect sizeJeanSo good, we bought three!5
Functional and stylishRonoI got this for my daughter, she likes it.5
Very well made with sturdyMasakoVery well made with sturdy and good-looking material.5
STARTTID Backpack, gray, 10 ¾x3 ½x15 "/3 gallon

Our take on polyester

Polyester is a durable, wrinkle-resistant and easy-care material that is ideal for many home furnishing products like rugs, pillows, quilts and cushions. The downside to virgin polyester is that it is made from oil, coal or natural gas. This means that when we use virgin polyester, we are exhausting the planet’s natural resources. Our response to this, is to replace all virgin polyester with recycled in our products. In 2020, we achieved the milestone of replacing 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products and will accelerate the transformation towards the aim of only using recycled polyester throughout the product range where polyester is used.

Virgin vs recycled polyester

Originally, all polyester was made from oil-based raw materials which are not renewable but we are switching to only using recycled polyester. The good thing is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without negatively affecting the quality of our products. When we make products from recycled polyester, we give a second life to material that is not biodegradable and reduce the amount that may otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. Instead, PET and other sources of polyester are used to make textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester in terms of looks, quality and function, and produces about 50% less in CO2 emissions. And the material is just as clean and safe in every way.

Some challenges with recycled polyester

Recycled polyester makes us less dependent on oil. The amount we convert, is equal to the amount of virgin fossil fuel we eliminate from our polyester raw material (this excludes potential dyeing and other post recycled polyester production treatments). With some exceptions, the challenge is not the conversion of polyester into recycled itself, but to make it available to everyone by keeping it affordable. Buying low environmental impact products often comes with a higher price tag. We want to change that by working to make recycled polyester products more affordable and accessible to the many people.

Only recycled polyester

IKEA is committed to end the dependency on virgin fossil materials and only use renewable or recycled materials by 2030. We are accelerating this movement for polyester in our range and aim to replace all virgin polyester in our textile products with recycled. In 2020, IKEA replaced 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products with recycled polyester. In volume, this means we converted 130,000 metric tonnes of recycled polyester, and saved 200,000 tonnes of virign polyester. We haven’t reached our 100% goal yet, but we have come far and overcome many obstacles on the way. These volumes make us a leader in converting to recycled polyester and we hope that our decisions can inspire and motivate whole industries to change.

Responsible sourcing

At IKEA, we demand that all recycled polyester used in IKEA products shall come from recyclers that are compliant with the Global Recycled Standard and traceability is secured to the IKEA product through requirements toward the IKEA Suppliers. By only using recycled polyester that meets the Global Recycled Standards we manage to secure social, environmental and chemical practices at the recycler’s production. We believe that the GRS standard is the best standard on the market today. We work with our partners and textile organisations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.

Material

What is recycled polyester?

When we create products from recycled polyester, PET bottles, and other sources, they get a new life in products like textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts, and even lamps. When using them, you get to enjoy exactly the same quality and function as with virgin polyester products. And naturally, they’re just as clean and safe in every way. And perhaps the very best part – you contribute to using less new raw materials too.