Portage: TENT by Esther Porter—Festival Ruins Rise
You’d never know it by just looking but the name says it all. Every single bag in the TENT by Esther Porter collection is handmade from the ruins of wild European music festivals. Sounds arts and craftsy—and smelly—but actually, the effect is refined, subdued and minimal. Each TENT bag combines reclaimed tent fabric with British rubber-bonded cotton canvas, equestrian-grade thick cotton webbing straps and British-cast nickel hardware. Finally the bags are trimmed with natural vegetable-tanned leather. This all happens in collaboration with Chapman Bags Ltd, who have a long history of making traditional British canvas outdoor bags. The Fall 2012 collection sees TENT refreshing some of last season’s most popular styles like the barrel, holdall, satchel and rucksacks styles by injecting new colourways including brick red, burnt orange and slate grey and arrives in stores beginning next week. Check them out after the jump and check here for stocklists.