July 31, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

FROM THE STREETS OF EUROPE
TO THOSE OF SAN FRANCISCO

The new pop-up store at Dijital Fix in San Francisco has recently been home to the largest array of R.I.P. specimens in North America. Over 700 unique items will be available in the Valencia Street store until January 17 next year. But if California is too far away for you, here are a few pictures.

July 20, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

INGRID THURNHER GUEST STARS AT «FREITAG AM DONNERSTAG»

On June 18 Ingrid Thurnher spoke at the FREITAG Store Vienna about «Gesprächsführung».
(Lecture in german)

 The successful lecture series from REPORTAGEN and FREITAG about the most fascinating aspects of journalism continues. Upcoming events on September 24, 2015 in Zurich an on November 5, 2015 in Frankfurt. Please register in advance.

Impressions of past events can be found here.

July 8, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

FREITAG AD ABSURDUM – RECALL FOR UPCYCLING

FREITAG and Swiss conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin aka Atelier für Sonderaufgaben are recalling worn and loved FREITAG bags. They will be rerecycled to a truck tarp. And then rererecycled to absurd new products which money can’t buy. Instead they will be available for use in exchange for «unusual actions».

Recall to action!
Take your worn-out (really?) bag to one of our upcycling points and become part of the experiment. From July 13 to 31 there will be upcycling points in all FREITAG stores globally, collecting your contributions.

To get informed about the entire absurd development process and be the first to see what comes out of it, visit the «Carte Blanche» exhibition at MUDAC in Lausanne on October 28, 2015.

More: www.freitag.ch/adabsurdum

July 1, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

ANOTHER SIDE TO THE TEAM

The F-crew always thinks and works in cycles. Of course, that doesn't meant that we're just a group of flowery hippies that spends our days giving a new lease of life to old things. Sometimes, we set out to be winners. Like last Wednesday, when a group of F-country managers, F-store team leaders and other biking enthusiasts descended on the velodrome in Oerlikon.

Here are the results.

Winner of the derny KO race: start number 9, Yvan

Winner of the Oerlikon track stand competition: start number 33, Alex

Quickest lap: Dave

Well done to the winners and congratulations to everybody that took part!

P.S. The fact that none of the F-crew won has, of course, nothing to do with ability – we're all about letting our F-riends go first.

June 25, 2015 – FREITAG F-ABRIC

THE SUMMER JOB

At the FREITAG factory, the fact we aren't bound by the constraints of seasonal collections isn't to imply that summer leaves us cold. All it means is that our new F-ABRIC summer T-shirt is just as good for winter and will end up in the compost only after many seasons' wear. Unfortunately, the new E330 FEMALE SCOOP NECK is available only for women, but in three new colors.

THE V-NECK FROM THE F-CREW

There's no need for us either to develop everything from scratch the way we did with our textiles, which are 100 % compostable and grown and produced in Europe. For our new T-shirt, all we had to do was find the perfect V neckline and cut it out of our jersey fabric.

E730 MALE V-NECK - PHOTO DOWNLOAD

June 18, 2015 – FREITAG FUNDAMENTALS

THE TOTE PACKS -
F261 MAURICE & F262 JULIEN

Tote bags with long handles have always been simple and elegant. However, they can also be quite dangerous – you may have heard the story of a friend that tried to cycle home after a few beers with their tote bag dangling from the handlebars. It's not a happy ending. But there's a silver lining to everything and in this case, it's the fact that accidents and emergencies seem to bring out the best in FREITAG bag inventors. All it took was the simple addition of a carabiner strap to catapult the classic tote bag, unchanged for decades, to a new level of functionality. F261 MAURICE & F262 JULIEN can be worn as a backpack for safe cycling, wild gesturing and boisterous hugging.

F261 MAURICE
The new 9.5-liter tote with simple interior compartment and rucksack-style strap.
Select your F261 MAURICE

F262 JULIEN
The new 17-liter tote with simple interior compartment and rucksack-style strap.
Select your F262 JULIEN

June 12, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

30° NŒRD

In summer, it's not only the days that are long: the summer parties last even longer. No wonder, when it's as hot as it was last Saturday. Thanks for partying with us!

May 28, 2015 – FREITAG F-ABRIC

ENCHAMBRAY!

Nowadays, the question of white collar or blue is of secondary importance. For us, it simply has to be 100% compostable. And in the case of our new shirt, it's not just the collar but the entire shirt, made of our newly developed CHAMBRAY fabric.

The new FEMALE & MALE SHIRTS are available online and in stores. Moreover, our E720 MALE T-SHIRT is now available in TEAL and DARK RED too.

To the F-ABRIC online store

May 27, 2015 - FREITAG STORIES

PRÊT-À-COMPOSTER

Our 100% compostable textiles conquer Paris: F-ABRIC is available at the mecca of good taste aka Centre Commercial. What better reason to celebrate?

May 21, 2015 – FREITAG FUNDAMENTALS

F303 HAZZARD - THE DUKE IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE DUKE

Trucks tend to be pretty rectangular. And that's why the new, further improved F303 HAZZARD is still pretty rectangular: after all, they've got a lot in common. Rectangular shapes have proved to be the obvious choice for transalpine and transurban forms of transport: they simply hold more than anything else. The padded F303 HAZZARD business rucksack comes with a new zipper stopper, additional zip for direct access to your laptop and a new handle on top. Making it the smartest choice of backpack for bike-riding urbanites getting their laptops from A to B for years to come.

F303 HAZZARD, now available online and offline.

May 9, 2015 - FREITAG STORIES

The art of vanishing

For the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice, we’re looking beyond the packaging – even as a bag and case manufacturer, we’re more interested in the content. Which is why we designed our durable F-ABRIC tote bags for guests of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. The tote bag is 100% biodegradable, which means it can be thrown in the compost bin after a long life, leaving Biennale visitors with just lasting memories of the exhibition’s profound content. If you weren’t fortunate enough to receive one of the limited edition of 400 bags, you can still be part of the scene with these images from the opening party of the Swiss Pavilion in F-ENEDIG (german for Venice). Or you can discover our 100% biodegradable and 100% biennable material at our Venetian retailer, Tonolo Selezioni - artfully transformed into work pants, work dresses and T-shirts.

April 23, 2015 – FREITAG FUNDAMENTALS

F512 VOYAGER - THE UBERTOURIST

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect timeout. For some, it's adventure off the beaten path, as far away as possible from all-in package tours. Others need a minimum of comfort if they are to recharge their batteries. There's no way you can possibly combine the two: apart from the luggage, of course. With the F512 VOYAGER, we have created a totally individual, all-inclusive travel companion. It's an easy-to-carry, rugged cabin-size rucksack made of recycled truck tarps. And the cool thing is that it's unique. So, you'll immediately recognize it as your own on all the luggage racks and baggage conveyors in the world.

F512 VOYAGER, now available online and offline.

April 23, 2015 – FREITAG FUNDAMENTALS

F531 ARCHER - THE MINI R.I.P.*

Even our smallest *Recycled Individual Product is big on functionality. It even has a hook where you can hang your keys simply in or on the bag, or attach them to a belt loop where you'll find them again in no time. Thanks to this practical feature, F531 ARCHER is the perfect keychain for disorganized urbanites and janitors with a weakness for design.

F531 ARCHER, now available online and offline.

April 22, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

F-ABRIC ALLA MILANESE

Time for more compost heaps in Milan: F-ABRIC is now available at Ermanno Lazzarin's legendary clothing store ERAL55. And here are some snapshots of the celebration to mark the launch of our 100% biodegradable trousers and t-shirts in Milan.

April 9, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

F702 MIAMI VICE Design-A-Truck 2008

After nearly seven years in the pan-European open-air mobile museum, the winning tarp of the 2008 DESIGN-A-TRUCK contest is back – freshly re-contextualized as a special F702 MIAMI VICE Design-A-Truck limited edition. 31 amazing one-offs are available at the regular price in the online store and can be purchased freely and democratically – no bulk buying allowed! Good luck with getting your hands on one of these amazing one-offs.

March 27, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

FROM ZURICH TO DAKAR

Despite our total commitment to all things tarp, we are sometimes inspired by other things. Take our colleague and designer Leandro for example, who moved to Dakar with his friend Dario to customize wooden surfboards with local craftsmen. In the workshop where our craftsmen usually run their blades lovingly along used truck tarps, Leandro & Dario treated us to an evening of soup and beers. Find out more about how you can support their crowdfunding project here.

February 25, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

150 bags for 150 years

16 years ago we opened the very first FREITAG store in Davos at 1,560 meters above sea level. The place with the blue-yellow emblem is also the home of the world’s first t-bar skilift and is currently celebrating the arrival of its first winter guests in the year 1865.

With 150 bags we toast to 150 years of snow, ski and après ski holidays! The blue-yellow special edition is exclusively available at the Davos store and in the lower country F-Stores in Zurich, Hamburg and Shibuya.

February 5, 2015 – FREITAG FUNDAMENTALS

ONE BAG FITS THEM ALL

The summer sun is dawning. We warmly recommend our super-practical and super-spacious sports bags F45 LOIS and F46 CLARK to all those who sense an urge to do some sports. Optimally tailored to all urban dwellers with their individual BMIs and every type of sporting activity. And if it doesn't fit, it will be made to fit, as our new Deconstruct-It-Yourself-Video reveals.

Watch the F-ilm

February 2, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

SWISS DESIGN IN JAPAN

Presently the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery is honoring Swiss Design and we are utterly delighted to take part in the exhibition. We’re not quite sure though if the force that inspired the exhibition really flowed from the 150 years of Swiss-Japanese diplomatic relations, or in fact from our 18 years of Amour F-ou with our beloved Japanese F-ans.

Swiss Design Exhibition
Saturday, 17.01.2015 – Sunday, 29.03.2015
Location: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
https://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/

January 26, 2015 – FREITAG STORIES

SOUP YOU IN BERLIN

To present our 100% biodegradable textiles at the Berlin Fashion Week, the brothers in the FREITAG Store Berlin cooked up an easily digestible soup for all of our friends. Nice to soup you!