Our materials

Durable and full of kindness to the earth

We are constantly exploring new materials and treatments that are both durable and environmentally friendly. In the design process we are trying to weigh both our wishes for giving you functional and fashionable bags while being as kind to the environment as possible. 

Our materials are GRS certified 
The production of the sustainable materials used for our bags is carried out by suppliers who are all GRS certified (Global Recycled Standard - read more here). To be GRS certified, each supplier is audited several times a year, and the recycled materials are tracked and verified all the way through the production chain to where they were found. GRS also ensures responsible social and environmental practices as well as responsible use of chemicals.

Recycled plastic

Recycled plastic is made from excess plastic waste from industrial production. The plastic is cut into small pieces, melted and cast into buckles. Recycled plastic buckles are 15% weaker than conventional buckles. But it's a price we think is worth paying for a material that actively reduces the amount of waste in the world.

Recycled Nylon

Recycled nylon is made from nylon scraps that would otherwise have been thrown away - typically because of overproduction from the fashion industry. It uses less water, energy and fossil fuels than conventional nylon, but it is just as durable.

Recycled Polyester

Recycled polyester is made from recycled PET-bottles. The bottles are collected from landfills and the sea, cleaned, granulated and spun into thread, which is woven into new fabric. It uses less water, energy and fossil fuels than regular polyester, but it is just as durable.

Bloom Algae Foam

Bloom algae foam is made with excess algae harvested from fresh water where the eco-system is out of balance. Excess algae can be toxic and harmful if there is too much. The algae is combined with conventional materials to create a more environmentally friendly foam.

An environmentally friendly choice

Water resistant coating

Providing our bags with water resistance poses a dilemma for us. Coming from Denmark water resistance is a must-have for your bag but water-resistant coating is not very environmentally friendly. We’ve sided with the environment and for the Sidewalk Collection and future collection we’ve chosen the most environmentally friendly version on the market called C6 DWR. It is PFO and PFAS free which are acids known to cause cancer and be extremely hard to biodegrade. The downside to C6 DWR versus alternatives is a slightly lower performance. This is a compromise we feel we have to make.