Upcycling? We call it reinCARnation
The materials we upcycle are designed to perform in extreme situations, making them extremely durable. Scroll down to learn more about the materials we turn into our products.
How do we source our materials?
We source our materials partly from scrapyards in Germany and partly from defects and production waste of a big automotive security system producer. We developed a very effective way of upcycling this waste, enabling us to reduce waste and produce our products absolutely eco efficient.
Lifesavers on your back
Airbags are designed to perform in extreme situations, and for a job like this, nothing can be left to chance. The textiles from Airbags are hence ideal for producing quality backpacks and accessoires. On all of our products you will find coloured or white airbags. By using airbags from different brands we encounter a variety of individual material related characteristics on our products. Examples are textile density/feeling, visible fissure patterns, print-ons or barcodes.
Car Waste Upcycling
Seat belts have much more to offer then safety, and are in many ways ideal for Airpaq. They come in various different designs/colors/patterns, they are extremely durable and they are designed to feel comfortable on your skin. We use seat belts as straps and to create the unique woven design on the back of the Airpaq.*
Buckle-up and carry on
Buckle up, drive, unbuckle.. and then do it again. How many times have you used this mechanism? People use buckles completely unconsciously, and due to their incredible durability they can be used thousands of times, despite being exposed to breadcrumbs, soda or your morning coffee. We felt that they would serve fantastically as a closing mechanism on the Airpaq, and that's exactly where you will find them. We source various different looking buckles that all serve as great eye-catcher and subtly point to the up-cycled nature of your Airpaq.*
*Note that all materials sourced from scrapyards are not coming from cars involved into severe crashes and are furthermore anti-bacterlially washed at high temperatures (Buckles are cleaned and disinfected) to rule out any hygene related concerns.