Ethnotek’s mission is to keep culture alive by creating high quality laptop and travel bags that feature ethically sourced handmade textiles. They partner with artisans in Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia and Vietnam for hand printing, weaving and embroidery their products.
The core idea of the brand is reflected by it’s name, as Ethnotek is the fusion of two entities: Ethnology and Technology.
[ETHNO] – Ethnology – Anthropology dealing chiefly with the comparative and analytical study of cultures.
[TEK] – Technology – The methods and tools that a society has developed in order to facilitate the solution of its practical problems.
Working with artisans from Vietnam, India, Ghana, Indonesia and Guatemala, Etnotek has a truly impact worldwide and in the impact of the artisans they support. Ready to watch a video when founder Jake Orak, explores and adventures himself through beautiful India?
The products Ethnotek produces are just a lot more than a backpack – they carry stories, lives and culture, at the same time they are modern and practical. Made from recycled plastic the main bag is super handy to carry all needed items such as water bottle, computer or headset.
The textile part of the bags is possible to be detached and changed without having to buy a new one entirely. Handmade, the textile, is totally design by the artisans that reflects their culture and tradition in each piece.
By creating new demand for traditional handcraft products, by looking for these new ethical brands we all are shaping an effort to keep traditions alive, healthy and vivid in their original such as we are all supporting a change in the world, globally.
Check the Ethnotek products available here.