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Esther Porter bags

April 27, 2011

Last week I received an email from a brand called Esther Porter, who make both Men’s and Women’s bags, and is based in East London. It’s always nice to feature new UK brands on the blog, so I thought I’d put up a few images from their Men’s TENT collection for people’s perusal.

The TENT range of bags are hand-crafted and are actually made from reclaimed tents left behind at music festivals. Each bag is individually made in the old fashioned way, using a mix of traditional hand cutting and hand machining techniques.

The triple-layered tent fabric is reinforced with reclaimed cotton off-cuts for extra strength, and traditionally milled British waxed cotton adds further durability whilst also enhancing the bags water resistance. The straps are made from a thick cotton webbing and vegetable tanned leather (with traditional flag and cross stitching) reinforces all of the bags stress points, with nickle metal work finishing things off.

Again, everything is well thought out with the end use and durability seeming to be paramount. The mix of materials used throughout the range have been chosen so as to keep the original tents as the central influence. In the range there’s a classic duffel bag, barrel bag, holdall and a satchel, with the primary colours of the tent fabrics trimmed with navy, earthy brown, British Racing green and even school uniform maroon. All of which hark back to retro sportswear and old school bags.

Lovely stuff, great concept and it’ll be interesting to see how this young brand develops in the future. For more information on the brand, or to buy one of their bags, visit the website here: Esther Porter.

One Comment leave one →
  1. james permalink
    April 27, 2011 4:48 pm

    Really like the blue bag at the end, might get one for my holidays.

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