NIEUWMARKT SHOULDER BAG

Looking for a compact, weatherproof bag? You’ve found it.

THE NIEUWMARKT SHOULDER BAG

Upcycling at its finest: the Nieuwmarkt Shoulder Bag. This shoulder bag with personality is your ideal wingman for any occasion, whether you’re hiking through the wilderness or out on the town.

This new shoulder bag is a stylish addition to the UNBEGUN essential bag collection. Where the tarpaulin of Amsterdam market sails used to protect merchants in heavy weather, this recycled material now offers the ultimate protection for your essentials – come rain or shine.

Safely stash your power bank, phone or wallet in one of the two compartments. This bag easily holds your sunglasses, passport and keys as well. Each compartment can be closed with a quality zipper, featuring a handy zipper puller for easy access. The main compartment is lined with a soft satin fabric, lending the bag a luxurious look.

Looking for a compact, weatherproof bag? You’ve found it. Completely handmade in Amsterdam from repurposed, durable materials.

CURIOUS HOW WE DO IT?

So the Nieuwmarkt Shoulder 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