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).


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.


  • 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.