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Alice Saunders the designer and maker of Forestbound Bags is a throwback in the world of fast fashion. Forestbound Bags are up-cycled -- handmade from reclaimed bags and salvaged textiles in her small one-woman operation in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she does all the designing, cutting, and sewing. An avid History buff, Alice has had a long time love of both military history and surplus.

Forestbound was born one cold February when she discovered a WWII era duffle bag at a flea market. Alice realized could take apart this sturdy old canvas duffle and use the fabric to make something new. She had always sewn with thrift store fabrics, and the idea of making something out of recycled materials was natural to her. “Not only are you reusing fabrics instead of buying new – but it’s also a guarantee that what you end up making will be unique.”

Forestbound creates original tote bags and carryalls from salvaged textiles as well as new canvas utility bags that are inspired by the many perfectly worn-in, vintage canvas tool bags that Alice has uncovered at flea markets and estate sales. Many hours are spent scouring the Northeast for these storied textiles and many more hours are dedicated to thoughtfully and carefully reworking these materials into something new. Each bag takes approximately an hour and upwards of six hours for more complex variations such as a weekend bag.

Forestbound Bags are devoted to bringing a piece of history back into the spotlight. They are timeless, go-to pieces that pay tribute to all those beautiful canvas bags from days of old.  

 

 

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Escape Canvas Utility Bag

$ 99.00

Natural
DETAILS The Forestbound Escape Bag is the perfect canvas weekender bag for your next adventure. Inspired by an incredible vintage canvas bag discovered at a flea market, the Escape Canvas Utility Bag is Forestbound's modern interpretation and reinvention of that bag. ...

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Navy Escape Canvas Utility Bag

$ 99.00

Navy
DETAILS The Forestbound Escape Bag is the perfect canvas weekender bag for your next adventure. Inspired by an incredible vintage canvas bag discovered at a flea market, the Escape Canvas Utility Bag is Forestbound's modern interpretation and reinvention of that bag. ...

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New England Canvas Utility Bag

$ 99.00

Natural
DETAILS The Forestbound New England Bag is the perfect canvas weekender bag for your next adventure. Inspired by an incredible vintage canvas bag discovered at a flea market, the New England Canvas Utility Bag is Forestbound's modern interpretation and reinvention of...

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Wander Canvas Utility Bag

$ 99.00

Natural
DETAILS The Forestbound Wander Bag is the perfect canvas weekender bag for your next adventure. Inspired by an incredible vintage canvas bag discovered at a flea market, the Wander Canvas Utility Bag is Forestbound's modern interpretation and reinvention of that bag. ...

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Bliss Canvas Utility Bag

$ 99.00

Natural
DETAILS The Forestbound Bliss Bag is the perfect canvas weekender bag for your next adventure. Inspired by an incredible vintage canvas bag discovered at a flea market, the Bliss Canvas Utility Bag is Forestbound's modern interpretation and reinvention of that bag. ...

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Escape Canvas Weekender Bag

$ 200.00

Natural
DETAILS The Forestbound Escape Bag is the perfect canvas weekender bag for your next adventure. The Escape Canvas Weekender Bag is made from sturdy 18oz natural canvas. It features a sturdy vegetable tanned leather bottom, as well as leather handles and buckle straps with durable metal...

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