I bought my first pair of dungarees when i was 17. A pair of Osh Kosh from a car boot sale just outside of Kingston. I still have them today. 23 years later! They have paint from every house I've ever lived in and shared some AMAZING memories...
Unfortunately, they also have two HUGE holes in the knees and need a serious amount of TLC! [much like builders houses, when you sew for a living, invariably, your own clothes never get fixed!] So I've spent a while, trying to find another pair that will be as comfy.. then i came across Lucy & Yak on Instagram
I bought a pair of their dungas straight away and pretty much haven't taken them off since... which makes it all the more amazing that they would contact us to collaborate on a bag!
in fact, i was WEARING my Lucy & Yak dungarees when i received the message.!
Obviously, we all jumped at the idea, as their ethical ethos matches ours and the use of the brightest colours was a perfect fit too! *read more about their journey into the world of dungarees h e r e
So, together, we made a backpack...
In as many different colours as we could fit onto it! Then added FRINGING!
The preorder went up on Instagram and was so popular that it crashed their site! We were blown away!
Made entirely from our up cycled broken bouncy castle PVC, backed and lined with a variety of vintage deckchair canvases, beach parasols and salvaged spinnaker sails, each one is slightly different... so entirely unique!
At the time of writing this, Im not even sure if there are any left?!
Click here to have a look....
Photos courtesy of Kayti Peschke via Lucy & Yak