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Calao - Hip pack

Calao - Hip pack

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La Calao: an upcycled, lightweight banana made in France

♻️ A multitude of versions:
- Green or beige/green version: upcycled from tent canvas and kitesurf wings for the compartment.
🇫🇷 Manufactured in Lille by a social integration company.

- Black version: upcycled from recycled lifeboats.
SHIPPED ON 11/12/23 for this version.
🇪🇺 Made in Poland*.

📐 Two zipped compartments to protect your essentials

🧵Discover our latest article on the design and production of the Calao banana.

*Our Polish partner uses green energy and the seamstresses are respected. This may seem obvious, but unfortunately it isn't in Eastern European countries (where the energy mix is often poor).
For some materials, our partner in Lille was not in a position to manufacture these bananas, which is why we go one step further.

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Upcycled Materials

Our upcycled materials :

• Black model: lifeboat. After 15 to 18 years, the canoes on the ferries are no longer approved. They are cut, cleaned and reassembled in the north of France.

• Beige model: tent cloths in waxed cotton. We recuperate the production scraps of the last boyscout tent manufacturer.

• Multicolored models: Upcycled kitesurfing prototypes.

The zipper "pulls" are kitesurfing lines.

The materials are upcycled and have already taken on the air of the sea, so traces of their previous life may be visible on the finished product.

Technical specifications

Dimensions of the banana bag:

• Width: 19 cm

• Height : 12 cm

• Depth: 4 cm

• Volume: 1 liter

• Weight: from 120g for the black one to 80g for the yellow/pink/blue one

A main pocket to put a phone, a wallet and a hat.

A small pocket on the front for your keys and your transport pass.

Adjustable strap for a maximum waist size of 120 cm.

Small elastic to maintain the surplus of strap.

The Confection Workshop

The fanny packs are made in a workplace integration workshop in Lille, which is committed to combating textile waste.

Delivery and return

• Delivery fee of 4€ for France, 8€ for Europe.

• Delivered to your door within 2 working days anywhere in France (3 to 6 working days for the EU), and to a relay point within 3 working days.

• Returns and exchanges are possible for any unused product (within 14 days from the reception of the product).

• Re-shipment offered by La Virgule in case of exchange.


• All our products are guaranteed for 2 years.

• And because we want them to last as long as you do, La Virgule repairs them for life!

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  • 100% des produits sont upcyclés et fabriqués en Europe

    Our commitments

    100% of the products are upcycled and made in France and Portugal.
  • Garantie 2 ans


    The products are guaranteed for 2 years and repaired for life.
  • Logo livraison 2 à 3 jours


    In 2-3 business days at your location (4-6 days for the EU)
  • Echanges et retours possibles

    Exchanges and possible returns

    Free re-shipping

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
J Scavone
Calao - Banane

Ce produit correspond parfaitement à l'idée et surtout à l'utilisation recherchée. RAS. merci bcp de l'offre.

Victoire De Parscau
Banane calalo

Merci pour ce produit ! Rien à redire :)

cedric blondel
banane calao

banane correspondant au descriptif, confection de qualité.

Super banane

Super article, conforme à la description du site et arrivé rapidement dans ma boîte aux lettres !

Mathieu E
Très content !

Super produit dans sa conception. Et son design, c’est top !
Petit doute mais à suivre : est-ce que ses coutures sont suffisamment costaud pour durer plusieurs années avec une utilisation quotidienne ? A suivre

Bonjour Mathieu,

Merci beaucoup pour votre retour.
Nos produits sont conçus pour durer le plus longtemps possible, voire toute la vie ! Pour information, si vous rencontrez quelconque problème, tous nos modèles sont garantis deux ans et réparables à vie. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si besoin !