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Over the last few months, we have noticed a big increase in companies introducing products made from recycled materials. This trend is not only helping to raise environmental awareness, but pushing designers to be more experimental and innovative.

UK based M-24 is one of the latest companies to jump onto this trend. The company was founded by Mat after graduating. Tired of not being able to find a durable, affordable bag, he set out to make his own.

He started experimenting with a few different materials including old sandbags, scrap polythene and tarpaulin. After making many prototypes Mat found the perfect material…old lorry curtains from around the UK.

On average truck tarpaulins will spend between 5 – 10 years on the side of a lorry before being replaced. Unfortunately when the material is no longer needed, like many things, it either ends up in landfill or burnt.

M-24 recycles these used/discarded lorry curtains into bespoke bags. The material is incredibly strong, waterproof and full of character making it perfect for hauling your cargo around. Each truck tarp bag is hand made in Somerset, UK and completely unique because of the huge variety of lorry curtains that they collect. That means each bag is one of a kind!

One of our favourites is the Oil Drum duffel. It took M-24 3 years, 17 prototypes and over 100 hours of development… resulting in a perfect weekend duffle bag.

From November 9th – 22nd, M-24 will be hosting a pop up in Old Street Station. To celebrate, they will be releasing a bunch of new products in vibrant colours, so make sure to head down to check it out.