Sorry, your rucksacks made from a WHAT??!
A PADDLING POOL! Yep! [Im sure there should be some kind of 'make a splash' pun here, but I'll spare you the cringe!]
That seems to be one of the things our customers like best- they can tell the story of what their bag used to be...
Plus all our bags come with a label telling the story of its former life, so if you're not in a chatty mood, the label will do the talking!
The other thing that comes as a surprise [apart from how TOUGH they are] is how soft the paddling pools are, so they sit really nicely along your back, as well as keeping out those pesky raindrops!
We've heard tales of picnic lunches being carried, wellies being stored and jumpers being squashed right in, the roll over top is also an excellent place to secure a rolled blanket- excellent for festivals!
features-Water resistant exterior made from paddling pools salvaged as part of our Inflatable Amnesty®-Extendable roll top closure to adjust capacity-Fully adjustable shoulder straps- Side bar quick release clasp front fastening- 25mm tough webbing top handle strap- Full Zip Closure- Large inner slide pocket
H: 62cm [fully extended] 45cm [rolled] W: 35cm
A little note about us
We process, wash, hand cut and hand sew every, single bag, from salvaged fabric, right here in our workshop, in Newchurch on the Isle of Wight, UK
We don’t outsource any of the processes- not one!
We are an accredited living wage employer
That means that ALL of our staff, without exception, are paid the national living wage, or above
In addition, we offer a lifetime repairs and end of life policy
That means, if your bag breaks, we’ll fix it!
We just ask that you pay the postage to get it here and back, we’ll take care of the rest!
We take responsibility for the items we create and keep them in the circular loop for as long as we possibly can!
Our bags are sent to you via Royal Mail 48hr tracked service, once your order has been completed / made by us
UK shipping is £4.50 and FREE UK over £65
We use stitched brown paper sacks, gummed Kraft tape and recycled tissue paper- PLASTIC FREE packaging, plus, your stitched sack is tough enough to be used again and completely recyclable.
We kindly ask that all returns/ repairs are sent back to us, in their original packaging
Teeny tiny orders [small pouches etc] are also sent via Royal Mail 2nd Class as a large letter, these items are not tracked
Can I have an item made in specific materials / colours?
If it is an existing product on our website that you would like in different colours or materials then yep, its possible!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
How can I remove crinkles from my bag?
Please do remember- our fabrics are ALL salvaged- the odd mark and crinkle adds to the character and should be expected. If you would like to flatten the fabric of your bag, we recommend placing it face down, underneath some books/magazines on a flat surface, overnight. The remaining creases will drop out gradually during daily use
All the bags in this collection, are made from the salvaged inflatables and beach toys we have rescued as part of our Inflatable Amnesty®, in an effort to divert as many as possible from landfill
Each product is entirely unique
We let the shape of the item and the areas of damage, dictate the shape, in order to use as much of the piece as possible and generate as little, if any, waste as we can
*please note: colours may vary slightly, due to the recycled nature of the fabrics
If you would like to send us something, or be involved in our amnesty, theres more info on our blog here or to send us an inflatable, click here alternatively email : email@example.com **
PLEASE NOTE: we are not currently accepting 'classic' blue and white paddling pools of any size- thank you!
Follow the journey of the inflatables from beach to bag on Instagram #inflatableamnesty
To find your nearest Inflatable Amnesty® collection points, click here
*PLEASE NOTE: these bags and accessories are NOT to be used as flotation devices. *keep away from naked flame
** these bags are not intended for inflation **