Polyconcept North America (PCNA)—parent company of suppliers Leed’s (PPAI 112361, S13), Bullet (PPAI 113079, S12), Journalbooks (PPAI 110769, S10), Trimark (PPAI 198982, S10) and ETS Express (PPAI 135148, S11)—has announced a new retail partner, JanSport. The backpack brand not only expands the company’s offerings in the bags category, but also its eco-friendly styles, as the majority of JanSport packs available at PCNA will be made in part with recycled materials.

“JanSport is a brand whose legacy precedes them,” says Liz Haesler, chief merchandising officer for PCNA. “They represent a feeling of nostalgia for so many people and we are thrilled to add them to our impressive portfolio of retail brand partners. As a leader in the bags category, we take great pride in making sure we provide our distributor partners with the best selection of quality, on-trend pieces. Not only does JanSport offer a great selection of packs made in part with recycled fabrics, but their packs are designed to last and come with a limited lifetime warranty, minimizing the brand’s waste and environmental impact—so with every sale, we are one step closer to protecting our environment.”

PCNA is launching the brand with a JanSport backpack style, and more bags will be added by the end of the year and into 2022.