Kraxe came into existence somewhere between Vienna and Porto with the idea of bringing to market a product, which could unite the different day-to-day realities of Northern and Central Europe with the ones from the South. All these diversity in climate, habits, mentalities, flavours and colours come to expression in an interesting mixture of quality, creativity and functionality in our products.
In the German dialect of Austrian rural areas, the word “Kraxe” [ˈkʀaksə] is used as a synonym to Rückentrage, today called Rucksack, or backpack. In the past, a Kraxe was a wooden structure, which was carried on the back and was used for the transportation of food or other items. Over the years, the so-called “Kraxe” evolved to the most practical and comfortable means to carry the personal belongings: the backpack.
Kraxe is an innovative brand and a pioneer in the use of superior quality vinyl. The reason why we use such distinguished brands: Silverguard, Permablok 3 and Permaguard. These materials have an excellent quality and durability and are resistant to heat, cold, water, are stain-proof, anti-abrasive and even antifungal.
Our products are diverse and of high quality. Therefore, we are committed to the use of genuine leather, canvas and cotton, always choosing the best materials. Kraxe is an eco-friendly brand, which means that we choose all materials with great care in order to produce without hurting the environment.
Kraxe also believes and is committed to fair trade. Our products are made in Portugal, which contributes to the high quality the consumers ask for.