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Katalyst Offcut Messenger

$440

As the saying goes: "waste not, want not" & when the very talented Kate from Katalyst started ruminating on things to do with the leftovers from our first run of hats we weren't ones to stand in the way. What she came up with turned out impressive even when we knew exactly what she's capable of!

Rather than trying to pretend it's something more than it is, this bag is proud of their heritage; wearing the familiar shapes that anyone who already owns one of the hats will be able to recognise. The rough finish of the outer contrasts nicely with the precise construction within, reminding you that this isn't some first-year sewing student execution.

The fabric itself is a classic mid-weight Japanese selvedge denim. Obviously the fabric isn't just any selvedge denim; it's Marc Jacobs daaarling. More specifically it's deadstock fabric from some previous season that the designer clearly had no use for. Lucky us then!

Edges have been left raw which means these are going to fray a bit & get pretty fluffy but that's the intention. Everything is sewn to make sure that it won't just fall off or completely tear so don't worry about that. As it's natural indigo there's likely to be some bleed, so maybe don't wear your nice white button up shirt with this one unless you wanna run the gauntlet. You've been warned...

Materials are a limiting factor for production, we only had enough scraps left from production to make 1 of these bags.

Semi-structured messenger bag with extra-wide shoulder strap

External pen loop & selvedge pocket

Magnetic closure

Hand stencilled brand label (printed in Brisbane)

Individually numbered edition of 1!

Constructed from deadstock Japanese selvedge denim

Designed & made in Australia by Kate Evans of Katalyst

Approx sizing (cm): 38 x 29 x 20

Please see our returns policy before making your selections.

If you have any questions or requests please contact us before placing your order.

Orders will be dispatched same-day when possible. Otherwise the following business day.

IN-STORE PICKUP: we will notify you via email once your item is ready for collection.

All online orders are shipped using services provided by Australia Post.

PLEASE NOTE: international shipping transit times may take 2-4 weeks depending on locations. You can check the AusPost guide here

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