For the eco-conscious cyclist: clever bicycle bags made from reclaimed sails by Save the C in Finland.
Save the C was founded by two sailors in Hamari, a village where the river Porvoo meets the Baltic Sea, “one of the most beautiful and sensitive sea areas in the world,” they say. “The idea is to make beautiful products from recycled sails and other sustainable materials.” For retailers, go to Save the C; in the US, Save the C bags are available at Ivana Helsinki in NYC and Tiina the Store in Amagansett.
Above: Good for transporting laptops and papers: the Do Laptop Bag.
Above: The Do Laptop Bag is â‚¬189.
Above: The Carry Tote Bag can be affixed to the handlebars and is large enough to accommodate a laptop.
Above: Designed by Helsinki firm Aalto + Aalto, the Carry Tote Bag in orange is â‚¬169 (it’s also available in blue or in all-white). The Carry Tote is available in blue at Tiina the Store for $275. For more of Aalto + Aalto’s work, see Shades of Gray: The New Finnish Household Basics.
Above: The Go Wrist Bag is “perfect for smaller personal items.”
Have a look at our other Cycling-related posts, including an Entryway-Worth Bike Rack and Sarah’s Style Counsel chronicle of her Napa Valley to SF Commute (via ferry and folding bikeâ€”wearing clogs). On Gardenista, see 10 Favorites: Indoor Bicycle Storage.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 6, 2012 as part of our Scandi Summerhouse issue.