NEW LIFE FOR
WASTE MATERIALS

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.

More than 10 years ago a young boy made his pocket at the markets of Amsterdam. That’s where he first worked with market tarps. Years later, he came up with the idea to give old market tarps a new life. It was the start of our UNBEGUN adventure.

MATERIALS THAT TELL A STORY
In a world of waste, there’s plenty of material to upcycle. Strong, sturdy materials that have weathered storms. Endured the noise of plucky market vendors and passionate transporters. Protected merchandise and other goods against the elements. It’s these materials we turn into bags and laptop sleeves. Unabashedly Amsterdam products, each with a distinct identity.

After years of loyal service, we give these materials a new purpose. Every piece that comes through our doors has its own story. Its own quirks. From market to transport tarp.

CURIOUS HOW WE DO IT?

We remove any nails from the material and pull the tape off. The material is washed, then we give it a good, final scrub. Afterwards, we pattern-cut the material to size. Each piece a little differently from the last – because they’re all unique. Finally, our seamstresses get to work. Like Maartje. This former costume designer makes UNBEGUN accessories in her atelier. Completely by hand.