British heritage leather company Tusting, are proud to announce a new partnership with leading lifestyle brand Barbour.
Tusting, a family-owned, fifth-generation leather goods company has utilised their significant expertise to create a collection of unisex bags using pre-loved Barbour jackets and coats.
The collection was created and hand-made at the Tusting family-run factory in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. It consists of three styles – a rucksack, holdall and tote.
Both brands have an incredible heritage creating beautiful products that are designed to last. This shared approach to sustainable design is at the heart of the partnership.
Each bag is unique; the collection consists of just 100 bags with each one individually numbered. The three
styles of bag feature patchwork panels from the Re-loved jackets and are fully lined with tartan fabric, reflecting Barbour’s Scottish heritage.
We are so excited to be able to share in this project with Barbour to bring back life to old garments and make these truy unqiue bags for them.
It demonstrates our team’s ability to utilise very varied raw materials and rise to the Re-loved challenge.Alistair Tusting, Director, Tusting
We are delighted to be working with Tusting on this exciting collaboration. Through our recycling/upcycling Re-Loved programme, the brand has been able to produce these bags utilising wax cotton from Barbour jackets that customers no longer have a need for.
Each bag is completely unique, sustainably designed and made to last.Paul Wilkinson, Group Marketing Director, Barbour.
Barbour Re-Loved was first introduced in 2019 and allows customers to return Barbour wax jackets that they no longer have a use for, in exchange for a voucher to redeem against a new jacket. The jackets that have been
returned are then upcycled or recycled to give them a new lease of life and sold on to be Re-Loved in a new home.
The Barbour Re-loved collection is now available in-store at Selfridges, Oxford Street and online Barbour.com