FROM AMSTERDAM
MARKET STALL COVERS
TO UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Our story begins some years ago, when a boy building Amsterdam market stalls as a side-job, first encountered the stall covers. He never really forgot about them and, once he’d grown up to be a man, had the illuminated idea to start the UNBEGUN adventure.

And now, this is how it goes.

The covers arrive at UNBEGUN after five years of excellent market service. Every piece is treated differently – every cover is, after all, unique. When clean and shiny, they’re carefully cut according to size, shape and story. And because we do this all by hand, each bag retains its quirks.

CURIOUS HOW WE DO IT?

So our bags are 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