Recycled Materials - Army textiles
Globe Hope uses a wide variety of both used and unused army reserve textiles. Majority of the army textiles we use come from the Swedish army and are often decades old. The army materials are excellent because they are of good quality that is made to last. Another excellent quality about the army materials is that they come in large quantities that allow us to make large series of products. The material we probably use most is the navy sack from the Swedish army. The thick and heavy grey canvas sacks have been taken into use around the 1930-70?s and each sack has unique markings and signs of its past life on it. The original mouth of the sack with its metal rings that were used to tie the sack shut can now be seen in many of the Globe Hope army sack products. Other army textiles that Globe Hope uses are different kinds of army uniforms: grey felt pants and jackets, the beige snow camouflage suit, the blue and green uniforms, nightdresses, scarves, mittens and gloves, parachutes and tent covers there are limitless possibilities!
Recycled Materials - Seatbelt
Globe Hope uses recycled seatbelts in many of its products. A seatbelt is perfect for a shoulder strap of a bag so many of our bigger bags have a seatbelt strap or handles. We cooperate with five different car wreckers around Finland and buy the seatbelts straight from them. The majority of the seatbelts is black but there are some blue and grey, even red and beige ones in there too. The more uncommon colours make up unique and rare products. The average running age for a car is 17 years but most of the seatbelts from the wreckers look brand new. The seatbelt material is super durable and can be used for many different purposes making it a very interesting material that suits many tastes.