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.
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.
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.
The new 9.5-liter tote with simple interior compartment and rucksack-style strap.
Select your F261 MAURICE
The new 17-liter tote with simple interior compartment and rucksack-style strap.
Select your F262 JULIEN
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!