Recycling tarps & covers

September 1st, 2022

Soft and colorful truck tarps are the standard in Europe, and when they’re ready to be retired, Freitag, based in Zurich, turns them into one-of-a-kind bags and other accessories. Photo: Freitag For several years now, there has been growing interest in the tarps and covers industry in becoming more eco-friendly—and in recycling in particular. However, […]

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Don’t like what you see? DIY!

October 1st, 2019

In just a little over an hour, inspired novice designers can create their own one-of-a-kind shopping bag at Freitag’s Sweat-Yourself-Shop. Photos: Roland Tännler. You see the perfect bag but wish it were just a bit more tangerine. Now Freitag®, the German-Swiss maker of recycled bags, has a proposition that eco-conscious trendsetters can’t refuse: make it […]

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Recycled materials for inflatable travel bags

December 1st, 2017

The Swiss company Freitag has made a name for itself creating multifunctional bags out of old truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes and car seat belts. Recently, the company expanded its offerings to include an inflatable travel bag that stands out from anything else at baggage claim. Zippelin is a rolling bag made of hand-cut […]

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