Source: © PR Times, Inc. Japanese fashion brand collabs with Discovery Channel on upcycled tire “Whale” shoulder bag 2021-06-17 Thu 2021-06-17 Thu Mondo Design, Inc. is now selling the "Whale" shoulder bag in a special collaboration between their brand SEAL, known for upcycled bags made from reused scrap tires, and the Discovery Channel (Japan). Features The "Whale" shoulder bag is made entirely from discarded tire tubes that have been upcycled, retaining their original state. By utilizing the texture and curves of the tube material, the bag has curved sides, giving it a cute design reminiscent of a whale. The main compartment is large enough to hold a 500ml plastic bottle. It also has a zippered pocket and an open pocket for storage. The water-resistant tire tube and watertight zipper protect the interior from sudden rain. The surface of the tire tube differs from bag to bag, and no two are alike, making it a one-of-a-kind product. In addition, the overall form and the expression of the tail fins require skilled handwork. This bag is truly a work of art created by Japanese craftsmen. Details Color: Black Size: W 460 mm (not including the tail fin) x H 270 mm x D 270 mm Price: 16,500 JPY (incl. tax) Online shopping: SEAL Official Online Store Brick-and-mortar retail: SEAL Omotesando Main Store 1F, 5-17-12 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 About SEAL SEAL products are made in Japan and completed by highly skilled craftsmen. Their products are mainly made from scrap rubber tires, but they also use materials provided by Morino Canvas, suppliers to the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, as well as the Fujikura Parachute Company. SEAL is also actively engaged in activities such as donations to the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature Japan) and planting trees, allowing users to participate in activities that contribute to society. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: Bag / Discovery Channel / rubber / Seal / shoulder bag / Tire / upcycle / Whale grape Japan Goods Japanese fashion brand collabs with Discovery Channel on upcycled tire “Whale” shoulder bag Related Article Japanese “randoseru” schoolbags given an adult makeover in Kyoto style Japanese businessman with ADHD develops a novel way to get organized and stay focused Proudly display your weaboo cred with your very own gaijin hanko Japan’s Most Beautiful Calligrapher Demonstrates Writing The Most Difficult Kanji This Might Bring A Little Smile To Your Face Every Time You Open The Freezer Yokohama Rubber Makes Erasers With A Tire Tread Pattern – Awesome For Car Fans Out There!