Forestbound: Salvaged Material Bags & Totes

Store Profile

  • Location: online only
  • Specialty: Utilitarian bags from found materials
  • Price range: ($$) Mid-Range
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Store History

  • Founded by: Alice Saunders
  • Headquarters: Boston, MA

Forestbound uses exclusively found and salvaged materials to create a line of durable, utilitarian tote bags. Boston-based designer, Alice Saunders, puts great effort into hunting for well-worn historic textiles and hardware throughout New England. Many hours are dedicated to working with these unique materials to ensure every Forestbound bag becomes one of a kind.

Boston-based designer Alice Saunders scours New England for vintage canvas, leather, and hardware to create her line of durable totes and bags. Anything from World War II mail bags to farm feed sacks are repurposed into unique and functional pieces.

Some say they don't make things like they used to. Forestbound takes those durable materials from the past and gives them a new life as sturdy and spacious totes, duffels and pouches. And you get to enjoy the history, as the original printing from the various military-issue and farm fabrics is featured in the design. Perfect for carting everything from laptops to your farmer's market haul, these timeless options in classic shapes will surely become heirloom pieces for generations to come.

Images via Forestbound