multifunctional bags

Hamilton Perkins Makes Bags Entirely From Recycled Plastic Bottles

CARRY ON Rather than looking at philanthropy as “an afterthought,” Hamilton Perkins decided to make it an intrinsic part of its business model. The company has hooked up…

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"Technopicnic" is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Picnicking in the City

Photos by DiegoENE It’d be nice to go take for a picnic in a wildflower-filled meadow with only the birds to listen to, but most people don’t have easy access to that much…

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Repurpose's Solar-Powered Schoolbags Do More Than Carry Stuff

CARRY ON Another upside of using plastic? The bags are waterproof. (“There’s nothing worse than wet books,” notes the duo.) And since aesthetics played a huge role from…

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Bloon's Picnic Basket Multitasks as Bicycle Pannier, Dining Table

TRIPLE THREAT The Springtime is brainchild of Bloon founder Jeriël Bobbe, a Dutch designer whose passion for “pure and honest materials and the magic of simplicity”…

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"H+Bag" is a Shopping Carrier That Converts Into a Clothes Hanger

Left your reusable tote at home? Here’s a solution that’s good for more than lining your recycling bin. Spotted by our colleagues at Yanko Design, the “H+Bag” is…

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Sungmin Han's Origami-Inspired Bags Give You Multiple Designs in One

Shoppers crave variety, so what better way to curb spending than with a shape-shifting bag that suits multiple needs? Sungmin Han, a student at London’s prestigious College of…

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Molo's "Hobo" is a Bag and LED Lantern in One, With a Version That Benefits Japan

Part bag, part LED lantern, the “Hobo” by Molo is a portable luminary that popped up at the International Contemporary Fashion Fair over the weekend. Inspired by urban…

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Convertible Tote, Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles, is 3 Bags in 1

Hobo. Baguette. Duffel. Satchel. Tote. Keeping your of-the-moment bag silhouettes straight can be a vexing, not to mention pricy, task. Praise your 401(K) balance then, for this…

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