A lifetime guarantee, environmentally responsible, head-turning designs and made in the USA. How do they do it?
Looptworks are upcycling champions. Created in 2009 as a reaction to the worst excesses of the fashion industry, they have set out to create a line of apparel and accessories that cuts waste to a minimum. Their mantra is a simple one: "use only what already exists". It just so happens that certain excess materials, otherwise destined for the scrap heap, happen to be some of the most durable leathers, metals and fabrics around.
The Calvin backpack is one of our favourite Looptworks bags, a gorgeous exterior with a luxury finish. You'd quickly forget that it's fashioned from shoe leather and ballistic nylon twill - until you realise that ten years later, it's still in perfect shape.
Designed as an alternative to your handbag, the Calvin was designed for women tired of sore backs and shoulders. Most backpacks are too casual, or sized to carry too much. This design aims to be as light as possible while lending you ample space to store all you need. Just check out the options this backpack gives you in the detail below.