BikeShopGirl.com – Featuring Harvest III – September 13, 2012

September 13th, 2012 · Bags

Side impact bags have been collected, over-dyed for rich saturated color and upcycled into splendid totes, bags and wallets. Each item in the collection is hand-numbered underscoring both its uniqueness and hand craftsmanship.

The step-by-step process of harvesting and transforming airbags into Harvest III bags requires both creativity and craftsmanship.

1. Left over, excess and obsolete airbags are shipped from an airbag manufacturer to a recycler in Salt Lake City.

2. The side-impact air bags are sorted at this facility and shipped to a factory in Chico, CA. The white bags are put aside to make the white colorways. The remaining bags are dyed and laundered at a dye house.

3. Then, the richly colored airbags are sorted and cut into the bag pattern pieces either by hand using a rotary knife or by die-cut machine.

4. All the pieces to make one specific style are gathered together and given to crafters to complete the product.

5. Once completed, each bag is then hand-numbered and signed by the one of the crafters who built it.

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