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PET MATERIAL MEETS TRUCK TARP

Our bags and backpacks made from individual, discarded truck tarps and a flexible, durable and lightweight fabric made from 100% discarded PET bottles.

There’s something truck tarp bags have never managed to be so far: soft, light and flexible. So, we went out in search of a solution that would appreciate the qualities of our main material but permit new features. 

 

Combining truck tarps with technical fabric was an idea that had been on our minds for some time. Because until now we’ve only used fabrics made of 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for the inner linings. But then we got it into our heads to use it for the outside of our bags as well.

 

A pivotal and time-consuming part of the project was the search for materials that would complement our individual truck tarps harmoniously while upholding our principles of upcycling and functionality. 

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FROM PET MATERIAL TO BAG

After a lot of research and wide-ranging tests, we’d found our material: a PFC-free fabric from our production partners We aRe SpinDye® made from 100% recycled PET. This is dyed using spinneret technology, in which the yarn is dyed while still being spun. The process requires much less water, chemicals and energy than conventional piece dyeing techniques.

«Ease and a feeling of weightlessness in everyday life shaped the product development and communication.»

PET MATERIAL REINTERPRETED

The driver behind the development of the individual models and their functionalities was intensive testing and feedback carried out in the city with real people.

 

The result is bags that we call "Tarp on Pet": They combine the best of both materials, reinterpret sports, spontaneous shopping, city strolling and many other situations from everyday city life. And at the same time put the spotlight on FREITAG’s number-one identifying feature – uniqueness.

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