A few weeks ago we found this grungy old hiking pack covered with great patches from the 1920's - 1940's. We knew we wanted to salvage as many of the patches as possible (someone hiked many miles and put a lot of time into collecting them over the years!) and create a new, durable carryall with these patches in mind.
So what we ended up with is this versatile bag made out of World War 1 era canvas and 1950's era Cloud Camo. We included three large outer pockets as well as some detailing with WWII era canvas webbing. We love how it came out and think it honors the original bag in a new but timeless way!
After dedicating many hours to perfecting a new and improved duffle bag pattern we then spent months carrying around a few prototypes just to make sure everything was just how we wanted it - and I am beyond thrilled to let you know that these bags came out even better than I had imagined.
They are the sturdiest and most versatile design that we've made so far - the perfect bag that can double as your go to every day bag as well as your go to weekend bag. Do you see all those pockets? I know, you can stash so much in this bag. At least 8 pockets (6 interior) on every duffle bag we make. Plus they're great for both men and women - we worked hard to make this a unisex bag in every way.
We'll be stocking the online shop with these over the next few months and plan to make a variety of sizes and colors - so make sure to check the website often.
I'm doing something new and unique here this week at Forestbound - a chance to win three one of a kind items in support of an organization who is doing incredible work raising awareness about a rare brain disease that is very close to my heart.
I'll be celebrating FTD (frontotemporal degeneration) Awareness Week by raffling off three Forestbound pieces - a utility pouch, a tote bag, and our brand new duffle bag. 100% of the proceeds from this raffle will go directly to the AFTD (Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration), the nonprofit organization hosting FTD Awareness Week.
Frontotemporal degeneration/dementia (FTD) is a neurodegenerative brain disease that is commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. In 2009 my father, Arpiar Saunders, was diagnosed with this disease -- the incredible work that the AFTD has done providing resources & support as well as funding research to find the cause and hopefully a cure for this disease has been invaluable to my family. I'm beyond excited to be raffling off some of my bags to raise money for this great organization - and I hope you will be too.
Raffle 'tickets' can be purchased on the Forestbound website - they will be listed as items in my store (just like bags) but for once these items won't sell out. You can buy as many entries into the raffle as you'd like -- the raffle for all three items will end at midnight on Friday and winners for the three items will be chosen at random on Saturday.