Gouthwaite Backpack - Mini
Our hardwearing, weatherproof, GOTS certified organic dry-waxed cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton. It also uses zero toxic chemicals in its production.
Our bags are made to last a lifetime, but we get that not everyone wants to keep something that long.
To avoid your bag ending up in the back of the closet, or worse, the bin, we will take your bag back in exchange for BearMade credit (10% of the bags original value).
We will then recycle the parts from that bag and make it into something new.
We exist to connect people with nature. With every bag purchased, we commit to connecting one person with the outdoors. We are starting this mission with our local town, through out Wildish Club. Find out more here.
Care & Guarantee
Care & Guarantee
Accidents happen and materials can fail. To give you peace of mind, all our products are guaranteed to last. We offer a free repairs service covering defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the product. Find out more here.
→ Machine washable
Find out more information on how to care for your BearMade bag here.
Made in Britain
BearMade is an exploration into a different way of doing business.
Local. Impactful. Transparent.
Notes from the designer.
We feel personally responsible for the things we put out into the world and believe business should be a force for good.
To keep our impact low we:
→ Only make and sell locally
→ Will repair your bag for life
→ Will recycle your bag at the end of its life
→ Carbon offset all that we make and do. We plant trees locally (we actually plant them) and in places where they will have a big impact with the help of Ecologi.
Fair & honest Pricing
After all costs this bag leaves us with a margin of £36. That margin goes into:
→ Carbon offsetting
→ Running The Wildish Club
→ Good coffee
→ General running costs
3 trees planted + 10kg CO2e offset
My wife loves the Gouthwaite. The design, materials and colour are all perfect. The best customer service from Bearmade.
I feel such pleasure when walking along with my little bear on my back! It's a great size and comfortable to wear.
I just love thIs bag, I got it as I needed a backpack for a holiday abroad and it fitted the bill perfectly. The rollover top gives great security and the size was just right. It lends itself to most occasions as it’s so nicely made yet sturdy. I love that it’s from a small UK company that’s doing the right thing and the handwritten thank you note was a lovely touch!
I'm so happy with my Gouthwaite mini backpack. It's tough enough for muddy dog walks but also looks neat and cute enough to use as a handbag. I love that it came with a little personal note and that I know it was made by 'Amy'. Thanks Amy!! My only dream additional extra would be a small open topped easily accessible side pocket as I'm often trying to open and close the main popper with one hand whilst being pulled through a bush by my dog...😂
I would definitely recommend though, really beautiful tough little bag..
I wanted to swap my “everyday” satchel bag for something more practical and durable, while not compromising on style, and this backpack perfectly fit the bill. There’s plenty of space to carry my daily essentials (wallet, keys, book, water bottle, etc.) and then some. The straps feel sturdy and tough, are easy to adjust, and the fabric of the bag itself is just as described. Overall, it’s a brilliant little backpack, and to support a local business with such a positive ethos is equally brilliant. My only note is that I would have liked to have had external water bottle pockets in case my bottle leaked, but I have small waterproof bags that I can store valuables inside, so it’s an easily resolved issue.