Ben - Laptop Bag
Featured in London Cycle Chic blog, the Laptop 1 is hand-crafted from upcycled innertubes – keeping more usable materials out of landfills. Versatile and stylish, the functional clean design of Ben is perfect for students & office workers who want to make a statement against fast-fashion (& have a durable bag!)
Welcome to Katcha Bilek on Bouf!
The bags and purses are made of truck inner tubes. The straps on them are old car seatbelts. The belts are made of bike tyres.
All these materials are collected locally and everything (except the trimmings) is cut and sewn by hand in my Bristol workshop without the use of industrial machinery or exploited labour!
The materials make a great alternative to animal products and their properties mean that each product is unique: a bag can be cut from the same pattern as another but the outcome will always be different.
My favourite quote:
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”
- William Morris.