Dawn to dark, day to day, the Handbag Gold with black stripe is an elegant and eminently practical addition to your wardrobe. Sized to fit the essentials and more, the Handbag features a zipped inside pocket and comfortable straps for carrying by hand or over the shoulder. This particular seat belt comes from a BMW 5-series. This bag is truly an unique bag, so far i only got enough seat belt for one bag. The design of the handbags are based on the amount of seat belts from exactly one car, which is about 10 meters in total. One handbag is 10m of seat belt is one car.
Unique bags made from used seat belts. The seat belts are collected at local salvage yards in The Netherlands, brought in for cleaning and selected by color and weave for production. Every bag is hand-cut and sewn together with great care ensuring a truly unique upcycled bag. Re-using and re-inventing materials to reduce waste is important to us. We take used seat belts and give them a different life and purpose.
I was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Germany. An early passion for creating and inventing led me to complete an Industrial Design course at Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Currently I live and design in Amsterdam. Seeing opportunity for improvement or innovation forms the inspiration for my design.
Pekelharing bags came from spotting a pile of seat belts lying on a table in a friend’s atelier, and my desire for a functional, sturdy and beautiful bag to use for a weekend away. After several prototypes were received with delight and enthusiasm, I created a limited range of bags from recycled seat belts.
On request I also design and produce Pekelharing bags to meet specific needs and desires. I think in solutions to everyday problems. This drives my design and production philosophy – harnessing practicality and innovation in a thoughtful and appealing form. It inspires me and my work.
In addition to our range of bags, we love to design and make all kinds of bags, laptop sleeves and other items according to your wishes.
Looking for the perfect handbag to meet your specific needs? Or a handbag that fits your precise desires? Whatever your requirements, we think and design with you in mind, ensuring that your custom made bag is exactly what you want - and totally unique.
Our bags also make great gifts for those with an eye for the exceptional and an appetite for combining individual style with environment-minded attitude.
Contact us now so we can start creating your one of a kind Pekelharing bag just for you.