Maru Duffle Bag
My journey in design started with bags, so I’m pretty surprised it took this long to drop a bag style. That being the case, this bag was one of the first designs I did and it just sat on my rolling rack of patterns for years. I moved into a new studio with some homies that have a bag brand called HMPL (among a few other projects) and the spark for accessories was reignited once we started working together.
Initially called the “Combat Duffle,” the one I made for myself was constructed fully with tech fabrics, and served as my work/gym bag. The HMPL boys also have a company called Local MFG and have helped every brand in the city in some sort of production capacity. They had a bunch of wax cotton canvas lying around from a past contract and were kind enough to let me play with it. The wax cotton paired with ballistic nylon was aligned perfectly with SWB’s values of heritage inspiration made in today’s world.
“Maru” in Japanese means circle. I’m pretty stoked to have been able to bring some colour to the line…
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