Sean Holster Pit Pocket Bag, Makeright in Partnership with Abel & Cole | Abel & Cole

Sean Holster Pit Pocket Bag, Makeright in Partnership with Abel & Cole

£20.00
(£20.00 each)
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We're very excited to announce that our old vinyl van coats have been transformed into fantastic anti-theft bags. Brilliantly, this makes each bag's pattern unique. They’ve been designed by inmates from HMP Thameside, through a design education initiative led by the Design Against Crime Research Centre at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Created by an inmate named Sean, he was interested in designing a bag that everyone could use to keep valuables secure. It’s perfect for those essential bits and bobs like your keys, passport and wallet. Worn under or over your clothes, it sits close to the body, which means it'd be very tricky for someone else to take a "dip" in your belongings.
All proceeds go to Makeright.

Height: 305mm
Width: 235mm
Depth: 10mm
Adjustable Strap
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The Design Against Crime Centre at Central Saint Martins University are the clever and compassionate people behind Makeright. Their mission is to impart creative skills, resilience and empathy to those incarcerated in some of the UK’s prisons.
When they told us about their rehabilitation work, we were in awe of their ingenuity and were keen to help out in any way we could. Luckily, at the same time we were redesigning our bright yellow vans, and had a mountain of canvas panels going spare. So the idea was hatched to use them in their next creative project, and from there the Makeright bags were conceived.
The designs for their range of stylish, anti-theft bags are the work of inmates from HMP Thameside in London, and when they are finalised, they are sent to Kilmarnock Prison in Scotland to be manufactured at a separate project there.
We are absolutely delighted that our van panels have found such a worthwhile second life, and pleased to say that all proceeds will be sent right back to Makeright to help them continue their amazing work.

Ingredients

Outer layer: Dye sublimated upcycled tarpaulin
Inner layer: Cotton lining
Edge: Plastic piping with coat of polyprop webbing
Straps: Nylon webbing

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