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Freitag: Creating Sustainable & Upcycled Bags that R.I.P.

Freitag’s functional and fashionable bags are completely made from recycled materials.

By Leena Oijala - Source: http://ecosalon.com

Photo © Freitag

Photo © Freitag


Bags that R.I.P.? That’s what Swiss bag manufacturer Freitag calls their sustainably designed and recycled accessories – Recycled Individual Products. Made from used truck tarpaulins, bicycle inner tubes and car seatbelts, Freitag bags are entirely upcycled and manufactured in a vertically integrated, local Zurich factory, giving new, purposeful life to materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. The result is a collection of functional, water repellent and durable bags and accessories that answered the needs of founders and brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag.
Photo © Freitag

Photo © Freitag


Since 1993, the Freitag brothers have been offering up their creative solution to reducing waste by creating colorful and functional collections of unisex bags ideal for people on the go. As the world leader in truck tarp recycling, Freitag takes on 68-mile long tarps and turn them into 40 different bag designs in the form of messenger bags, totes, backpacks, travel bags, wallets and more. All items are prepared, washed, cut and sewn in their suburban Zurich factory, where everything that the production requires, such as water, is recycled.

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