Qwstion Bananatex Flap Tote Medium

By Qwstion

Versatile, long-lasting and responsibly made: that’s our new Bananatex® Flap Tote. Created from our 100% naturally grown banana fiber fabric with a waterproof natural wax coating, the Flap Tote features a generous flap closure and our signature functionality for everyday use, in any weather. The Simple Strap System allows backpack as well as tote carry options. A key hook, several pockets and a YKK-zipped side entry let you access your daily essentials when you need them. The interior is lined with GOTS-certified 100% organic cotton and a lightweight protective compartment made from natural wool felt keeps devices safe. The design integrates circularity from the get-go: at the end of its life the hardware can be removed and recycled, while the bio-degradable Bananatex® material (and all other parts) leave no waste behind.


  • large main compartment under top flap fits up to A4 documents
  • Side zippered quick-access to inside compartments
  • outside zipper compartment on back
  • 2 additional inside compartments
  • 1 Inside zipper compartment with key clip
  • separate inner shell fabric compartment
  • merino-felt padded inside compartment that fits up to a 16" Laptop
  • adjustable backpack strap system with integrated carry handle
  • multiple carrying options
  • transforms into backpack with adjustable simple-strap-system®
  • vegetable-tanned leather trims
  • YKK® metal zipper with cotton tape
  • PFC-free water-repellent finish (surface)
  • plastic free
  • natural water-resistant wax coating
  • SHELL: Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bananatex® – 100% Abacá (naturally grown banana plant). Finish – PFC-free water-repellent finish (surface), waterproof natural wax coating (inside)
  • INSIDE: Merino Felt Padding – 70% wool, 30% viscose, Cotton Popline – 100% cotton (GOTS certified), Ruco®-Dry Eco Plus water-repellent finish (surface)
  • STRAPS: Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bananatex®
  • OTHER: Natural, vegetable tanned and waxed cow hide, plastic free


SIZE: (L×W×H)41x30x13 cm
WEIGHT: 0.97 kg

Pictured is the Natural White variant colour

Good Causes


Bananatex® is the world’s first durable, waterproof fabric made purely from Banana plants. Cultivated in the Philippines within a natural ecosystem of sustainable forestry, the plant requires no chemical treatments.
Its self-sufficiency has made it an important contributor to reforestation of areas once eroded by Palm plantations, whilst enhancing the prosperity of local farmers.

Behind the development of Bananatex is a collaboration of Swiss bag brand QWSTION, a Taiwanese yarn specialist and QWSTION’s weaving partner based in Taipei, Taiwan.