Do you find that the bag you set off with in the morning is never quite big enough for what the day throws at you?
For example, your lap top bag won’t hold the groceries that you buy on your way home. Taking both a work bag and a sports bag to the office can be a pain. And when travelling, wouldn’t you prefer a bag that holds your cabin items as well as those last-minute impulse buys?
The Ohyo team and designer Felix Conran have created a new bag that grows with your day. The clever design makes it easy to switch between an office bag and a much larger bag.
The strap encircles the entire bag for extra durability, and there’s a steel ring and elastic strap for your complimentary Ohyo water bottle.
- is a waterproof workbag that can hold a lap top, tablet and daily essentials (41cm x 30cm).
- is an expanding sack to hold your groceries or to keep your gym kit separately (41cm x 54cm).
- has two internal velcro secured pockets for your phone, keys and valuables.
- comes with a 500ml Ohyo bottle that will collapse into a pocket.
It truly is a case (or bag) of one size fits all.
So what's new about Ohyo 2Bag?
- An elastic strip accommodates your expanded Ohyo Bottle.
- Our trademark O-ring accommodates your compressed bottle.
- A wide strap encircles the entire bag creating strength across the base with no fiddly metal clips.
- A much deeper front pocket for your lap top or books.
“There’s only one thing worse than a bag of plastic bags under your sink, and that’s a bag of re-usable bags that you never remember to take with you. I invented Ohyo Bag to adapt to whatever the day throws at you so you won’t need disposables.” Guy Jeremiah, Ohyo MD.
Felix Conran (Ohyo Bag Designer), “I think we have a huge amount of responsibility as designers. It’s our job to consider everything and that includes where the product ends up… we don’t want to be designing landfill. I want to make objects that have a longer life-cycle than is expected of them because if you only need to buy something once, this is the ultimate in sustainability.”
The first 80 bags purchased will receive a brushed steel branded plate inside the leather card holder that certifies your bag as a First edition Ohyo 2Bag.
The Ohyo bottle, like the bag, is designed with the environment in mind. While the bag reduces our need for plastic grocery bags; the Ohyo bottle, which conveniently collapses, makes tap water more convenient and reduces our reliance on bottled water.
We need your advance orders to upscale production and get our first batch out for Christmas.
Want to make it personal? Ask us about customising ten or more bags with your steel badge over the leather badge.
Thanks to the Marine Conservation Society for donating the Plastic-Free Living Guide, the KeepCup, Bamboo Toothbrush and pencils.
Thanks to KeepCup for donating the re-usable steel strawer.
Kickstarter film directed by Joe Steptoe.
Copy and Movie Script by TenFiveTen
Photographs by J Foulds Photography
Graphics by Chalk
Risks and challenges
Managing cashflow is the priority of any entrepreneur. While the Ohyo Bottle is manufactured in Sheffield (UK), manufacturing the bag overseas has allowed us to upgrade the Ohyo Bag and reduce the price. But this means we pay up front, then wait 6 weeks while these fabulous bags sail back to England creating cash-flow problems. Thanks to the Kickstarter funding model, we can overcome this by offering you a discount against the RRP for your patience whilst you await your fabulous brand new Ohyo Bag. Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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