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How We Design


How We Design
How We Design
How We Design
How We Design
How We Design
How We Design

Our main design principle is intuitive functionality. Our modern designs are easy to use and aesthetically correct. Design details are pared down to their essence ensuring the qualities inherent in our natural materials are visible.

The design process begins with reference to our archive of vintage, utilitarian and military styles alongside research into ergonomics, function and the use of bags. Individual sketches and a line-plan determine the collection architecture. The sketches are developed into detailed specification drawings. Simple calico mock-ups are produced which prove the construction, shape and size of each bag. The mock-ups and corresponding specification drawings are revised until both are correct then passed to the sample and pattern maker who produces a prototype. After review and further revisions a final sample is made in the correct materials.

Upon final approval the sample maker produces a factory sample and a series of detailed production notes and photographs explaining the many hundreds of individual processes required to manufacture the bag.

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