Esther Porter bags are individually made, the old-fashioned way out of meticulously sourced materials in an East London leathercraft workshop. Reclaimed from tents left over at summer music festivals, the label’s new “TENT” bag collection for Spring 2012 makes a bold statement about the world around us in its charming pockets of urban-rural life. The tent materials combined with British-manufactured bonded hopsack cotton creates muted, tonal color combinations in the collection of reworked classics. The construction of the bags points to Esther Porter’s longstanding heritage of quality in material and design. Features include a combination of triple-layered reclaimed tent fabric, traditionally milled British waxed cotton, vegetable-tanned leather trims and strong nickel hard wear. Thoughtful details such as a detachable and adjustable cross body strap, internal and external zipped pocket, waterproof materials throughout, and reinforced stress points make TENT bags the smartest way to up-cycle – perfect for a music festival. Esther Porter “TENT” bags are available at You Must Create and other fine retailers.