Canvasco — carry easy mucho with these recycled canvas bags
These fine recycled bags from Germany were spotted at rec di8, one of our favourite design shops here in Barcelona. A nice play with graphics, mix of materials (mainly recycled canvas, felt, cow skin,…) and functionality (built-in mobile and laptop pockets, velcro, zips,…) as well as quality provoke love at first sight with Canvasco bags. Examples are the poquito vaca, a limited edition folding bag with velcro closing system and a little real cow skin, lightweight (500-700gr) and watertight or maquera, the laptop bag out of canvas and felt for which you can define the measurements yourself. Then there are noches, handbags with a cute toggle fastening, llevar the washable travelbag and dinero, the wallet.
Apart from the beautiful designs, the smart presentation and the re-use of materials, we like the fact that the bags are made by female inmates of the prison in Vechta, Germany. Canvasco entrepreneur Jan-Marc Stührmann says:’ I believe that the work they do for me (for which they are paid a little more than the usual rate), takes a bit of their deadly boredom. The prison administration believes that working in prison is a privilege.’
To find out more about Canvasco, see a wide range of unique canvas bags (each one is different), the list of shops it is available from, prices and more of their sense of humour, go to ::Canvasco ::via rec di8
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::Yellow port ::Tanker ::Sea Bags ::Red Flag design