Bags of character

At Abel & Cole, we're huge fans of make, do and mending. We just love seeing something get a second life, so you can share in our excitement when we witnessed our vans' old coats getting a fashionable second life as bags.

Our Marta loves a bit of sustainability, she does. In fact, it's her job. We recycle so much of our packaging when we can, yet even this was beyond Marta's wildest dreams. 

  "I never thought I'd see the day when we'd find such a brilliant new use for our old van panels"

We've so far donated 159 of our old tarpaulins from our vans to help the Design Against Crime Research Centre at Central St Martins in London. They work with the Makeright project who help prison inmates, teaching them real new skills making these anti-theft bags. A small, capsule collection will soon be made available for sale through our shop in April, 2018. 

Take a look!

If you'd like a sneak peak at our bags, they'll be exhibited for the first time this Friday, September 22nd at Central St. Martin’s college. Find all the details just here.


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