Massachusetts based Forestbound brand reclaimed Tote Bags
Forestbound was started by Alice Saunders in 2007 and is a small operation based out of Fringe Union in Somerville, Massachusetts. The tote bags by Forestbound are all made in house in their studio from the designing, cutting, sewing, shipping .. it all takes place under one roof at their studio
Forestbound use found and salvaged textiles to create thier unique line of tote bags and carryalls, Forestbound Originals. By repurposing the old material it’s a way of bringing a piece of history back into the spotlight with every new item they create.
Durable, worn-in canvas salvaged from a WWII era US Navy sea bag has been paired with cotton from a 1950’s era steel banner
Sturdy, worn-in camouflage salvaged from a WWII era Swiss military tarp has been paired with a 1950’s era work apron and turned into a perfect everyday tote bag.
Sturdy, worn-in canvas salvaged from a WWII era US military duffel bag has been paired with a 1950’s era work apron and turned into a perfect everyday
Sturdy, worn-in canvas salvaged from a 1940’s era farm seed bag has been turned into a spacious weekend bag.
You can see by the attention to detail many hours are spent scouring for the storied textiles that are used for the bags. And many more hours are dedicated to thoughtfully and carefully reworking these materials into something new you can use every single day.