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New England Canvas Utility Bag


Designer: Forestbound

$ 99.00


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 that bag. 

The Forestbound New England Canvas Utility Bag is made from sturdy 18oz natural canvas. It features split leather handles and buckle straps with sturdy metal hardware. It also boasts metal feet on the base of the bag, a water resistant fiberboard interior bottom panel, and 12 gauge rivet secured steel dowels at the top opening of the bag to provide a wide opening as well as a secure closure.

  • 18oz canvas
  • Split leather straps & buckle closure
  • Structured bottom w/ metal feet
  • Measures approximately - 20" wide, 14" tall, 6" deep
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • Designed by Forestbound



About ForestBound

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.

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