John Backpack - Black - Black
John Backpack - Black -
John Backpack - Black -
John Backpack - Black -
John Backpack - Black -
John Backpack - Black - Black
John Backpack - Black -
John Backpack - Black -
John Backpack - Black -
John Backpack - Black -

John Backpack - Black

$279.00 Regular price
Unit price
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12 Month Warranty

Introducing the John Backpack, a stunning and functional accessory designed to elevate your daily routine. Expertly crafted from premium A-grade ethically sourced leather, this black leather backpack isn't just another accessory, but a symbol of sustainable and responsible style.

The John Backpack is designed with your needs in mind, and its features reflect this. With a fully lined interior, silver detailing, and front zipper for easy access to your essentials, you'll be able to keep everything organised and within reach. The backpack is also big enough to fit a 13" laptop, making it the perfect work or travel companion. The padded shoulder straps provide comfort, ensuring that you can wear it for hours on end.

The John Backpack is handmade by skilled artisans in Bali, Indonesia. So, whether you're looking for a work backpack, a travel backpack, or an office backpack, the John Backpack is fit for purpose.

  • Premium A-grade ethically sourced leather
  • Handmade
  • Fully lined inside with sateen lining
  • Front zipper for easy access items
  • Silver detailing to finish off the most polished look
  • Big enough to fit a 13" laptop
  • Comes in an Apostl drawstring cotton bag that can be re-used

Length - 30cm
Height - 39cm
Width - 21cm (including front pocket)

John Backpack - Black - Black
John Backpack - Black

Quality Over Quantity.

Handmade Leather Goods

Our products are designed in Tasmania and individually handcrafted by skilled artisans in Indonesia. When a piece is commissioned a single craftsperson works on each item from start to finish. This ensures that a great deal of attention and professional pride goes into each and every item we sell.

Handcrafted By Taufan

Bali, Indonesia

Taufan is APOSTL’s most eligible bachelor! He first started with us on a part-time basis but overtime it became clear he was going to play a larger role. The quality of his work was so high and his work ethic so good that we asked him to become a full-time member of the team. Thankfully he accepted our offer! In addition to his high degree of skill, Taufan brings a youthful energy and exuberance to the workshop that everyone appreciates!

Get the low down.

Our Leather and why its the best

We only use premium A grade leather that is a by-product of the meat industry and therefore a sustainable and ethical product. We Are Pioneers For Change & We're Committed to crafting our products with Sustainable & Ethical Leather.

Why choose APOSTL

Our manufacturers are paid a fair price, on a per-piece basis, which both ensures the highest standards of quality for each and every item, but also guarantees that the manufacturer receives a fair proportion of the benefits as APOSTL grows. We believe that by directly aligning our interests in this way, we create the environment and culture which both encourages quality and satisfaction for our customers and also job satisfaction and security for our employees and partners.

Caring for your leather

When it comes to caring for your leather, keeping it plain and simple is the way to go. Please see below for some easy ways to keep your leather in top condition.

1. IF YOUR LEATHER GETS EVER GETS WET, JUST DRY IT! Gently dab your garment as soon as possible with a dry towel and then simply allow it to air dry. Do not use a heat source such as a hair dryer to speed up the drying. If drying a bag, you can stuff the inside with newspaper as this will help the bag hold its shape and also help absorb moisture from the interior. 

2. WATERPROOF OR CONDITION Use a leather waterproof spray such as scotch guard before use so that you can easily clean the leather should you get it dirty. If your leather is feeling dry use a leather conditioner and massage it into the leather. Use a clean cloth to gently wipe off excess.

3.IF YOUR LEATHER GETS DIRTY, simply give it a CLEAN! Always handle your leather with clean, dry hands as oil and other residues will easily transfer to leather. Every other day, you can simply wipe your leather garment with a soft, dry, or slightly damp cloth. For extra care (although not necessary) Once or twice a year, you can remove any dirt build-up by wiping down your leather bag with a leather cleaner. Apply in a circular motion and wipe off with a slightly damp cloth to avoid clogging the pores of the leather.

Designed in Tasmania and Handmade in Indonesia

All APOSTL products are designed in Hobart, Tasmania by the founder BJ Radcliffe. Each piece is then handmade by skilled artisans in our partner’s boutique workshop in Bali, Indonesia. We enjoy a close relationship with our manufacturers and consider them family. We take great pleasure in visiting them twice a year to catch up, discuss products and plan for the future.

Shipping and Returns


You are entitled to return your APOSTL goods within 30 days of receiving your items for a full refund. For change of mind refunds, we will deduct a restocking fee of $7.99 from the original payment. Our reason for doing this is because we endure more return costs for returned items that are not defective.


We will ship your items out within 48 hours of the business day ordered.Your order will be sent via Australia Post Courier - this will usually be delivered within 48 hours of dispatch depending on what shipping method you choose.


Regular Post - (2-7 Business Days) - Free on orders over $100, otherwise $5

Express Post - (1-3 Business Days) - $10


Express Post -  Will usually take up to 10 business days - $20

Our Values

To design quality products, sustainable style and equitable outcomes for manufacturers, employees and our customers