ALBERT CUYP BACKPACK

From used Amsterdam market stall covers
to sustainable backpacks.

THE ALBERT CUYP BACKPACK

The Albert Cuyp market is one of the biggest markets in the city (and a great source of cool coloured covers). You can buy everything here from bananas to cameras and it’s been going since 1910. A long time. Located in the cosy neighbourhood of de Pijp and surrounded by cafes and boutique shops, it’s the perfect spot to be people watching… especially with a backpack that was born in the buzz.

ON THE ROAD WITH THE ALBERT CUYP BACKPACK

UNBEGUN bags belong to the street. Made from recycled market stall covers, the bags feel their best in the city’s buzz. For our #BAGTOTHESTREETS series we asked some of our Amsterdam friends to take us to their hotspots. Back to the streets, where the bags belong.

#bagtothestreets

CURIOUS HOW WE DO IT?

So the backpack is handmade and locally produced. But how? You may be wondering. Well, after the market stall covers have been washed and scrubbed, they’re cut into shape using custom made patterns. They are then sown together by one of our (very gifted) seamstresses. Maartje, a former costume designer, is one of them. From her studio on the outskirts of the city, she’s been making UNBEGUN bags for several years now. Read her story in How it’s made.

How it's made