i have absolutely fallen in love with jack & marjorie bags, made by Meghan Parsons and Manuel Opp out of Toronto. constructed primarily out of recycled military surplus materials, they combine gorgeous design with functionality, durability, and eco-consciousness. i adore everything about them: their thoughtful design, love for the history of materials, craftsmanship, respect for the environment, ethical business practices, style, and best of all, that they are Canadian!
a few features from the collection:
(my absolutely favourite)
and my first jack & marjorie purchase, on order from wrinkle uncommon goods inc., an adorable Canadian online shop that features exclusively handmade, eco-sensitive, recycled, repurposed, natural, organic, and fair-trade wares, where, in my endless search for retailers of jack & marjorie, i happened upon a gorgeous messenger bag from the fall/winter 2008 collection:
i couldn't resist the perfect combination of military surplus cotton tent canvas, wool blanket, leather, and functionality. it is the perfect size for books and a laptop, and i love the the vertical configuration. i hope that it is my first of many jack & marjorie acquisitions. i love so many of their designs for different carrying purposes.