Into Carry

Handmade modular bags. Locally upcycled.

Ethically made. Locally made. Made to order. Minimal waste. Sustainable. Transparent. Upcycled.

Into Carry design bags to grow and adapt to your changing needs. This means your Into bag can be repaired, serviced and upgraded over its useful life.

Into Carry is located and manufactured in Collingwood, Melbourne.

Who makes your bags?

We do. In Collingwood.

Can you share a little more about your values?

Ethically Made: The way a product is made is just as important as the way it functions. We make all of our products in Victoria and support local manufacturers by only outsourcing local to Melbourne.

Locally Made: Our process takes local waste and repurposes it into handcrafted work bags, right here in Melbourne.

Made to Order: We are currently a small studio so every bag is made specifically for each order.

Minimal Waste: Waste is our main resource, so it seems silly to throw it away. We hand all of our textile offcuts to UPPAREL for recycling and repurpose as much as possible outside that. For example, our swing tags are upcycled from used shipping box cardboard.

Sustainable: Our sustainability ethos is centred around ‘Longevity’. We take wasted materials that still have durable longevity and repurpose them into new bags. Then we try to maximise those bags longevity by offering quick and easy repairs, upgrades and servicing. Plus, each bag is modular to ensure it’s function can adapt to it’s users needs over time, extending it’s useful life.

Transparent: We hate it when brands lie to us, so we make sure we don’t do the same. We have a list of our suppliers on our website and we try and communicate our manufacturing process as much as possible.

Upcycled: Everybody got too good at making things, so good that many of the materials we throw out are still fit for use. Repurposing these materials into a new life is called upcycling. It can be a dirty process, but we love it.

Repairability: A huge component of ‘sustainability’. The most sustainable product is the one you don’t buy. So the more times we can repair and continue using a product, the more sustainable it becomes. We manufacture our bags to allow for quick and easy repairs as well as upgrades and services.

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The most sustainable product is the one you don't buy.

Luke, Into Carry

Which particular fabrics do you use?

Our main material is Upcycled Woven Polypropylene (PP) & Recycled PP. Woven PP is used for one tonne industrial bags to ship resources like grain. It’s insanely strong, yet only used once before it’s thrown out. Which makes it perfect for upcycling and perfect to repurpose into smaller work bags.

Any extra efforts you make at Into Carry that you can share?

We have put about 3 years of research and development into the function of our bags. We realised the bags we all carry to work were actually designed for the outdoors. But unfortunately most of our day jobs don’t involve day hikes. Which is why we have designed modular work bags that can adapt to each person’s needs. Each day this allows us to tailor our function for each trip, which is handy on the daily commute or weekends away. Then as our lifestyle evolves, our bag can adapt using new modular attachments, upgrades, servicing or repairs. All to reduce the need to buy a completely new bag every time our lifestyle changes.

Can you share some labels you admire?

We are bias to any certified B Corps. A couple of fashion labels are UPPAREL, Outland Denim and Bellroy.

Smaller local brands we admire are a Melbourne maker called Cesar who runs ‘Aoracreo’. He makes backpacks from single use plastic bags, the designs are all one-off pieces and very groovy.
Another one is ‘Schusser Threads’. She makes all of her garments in Warrandyte and is beginning to do some cool stuff with sustainable textiles.
The last, slightly larger, local label is a fellow upcycler called ‘Reborn’. They take waste garments and hack them back into new tee’s and jumpers to give them a new life.

Price guide:    $0 – 50 up to $200 – 300

Want to get in touch with Into Carry: / [email protected]

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