At PORTARE, we are committed to elevating your everyday carry. In this article we wanted to go in-depth on the design and inspiration of our Everyday Tote and Crossbody, both crafted using our signature Fūmon Japanese air-textured nylon.
Inspiration From Peaks: Crafting Fūmon in Osaka
Inspired by the majestic mountains that shape the Japanese archipelago, this exceptional material is manufactured in Osaka, Japan. Its distinctive and varied surface is achieved through the application of air, a process that combines force and precision. This give us the blend of texture, soft crinkles and water resistance that is perfect for our bags.
The Crossbody Marvel: Marrying Form, Aesthetic, and Function
The inception of the crossbody bag began with a focus on marrying form, aesthetic, and function. In our quest for the ideal material, we sought sophistication and minimalism paired with durability and practicality.
Customised Versatility: Detachable Straps and Thoughtful Compartments
Our dedication to functionality extends to the custom design of a detachable and adjustable strap featuring unique hooks that can be worn at four different attachment points. This design choice allows users to tailor their experience, whether opting for a diagonal sling or a classic crossbody configuration.
Fūmon Everyday Tote: Minimal Elegance and Functionality
The Fūmon Everyday Tote reflects our pursuit of minimal elegance and a clean aesthetic. The air-textured nylon serves as the foundation for clean, distinct, and bold lines and stitches, embodying a "less is more" philosophy that we see practical appeal in for a tote bag.
Seamless Integration: From Work to Travel
Inside, we envisioned a bag that seamlessly integrates into everyday activities, such as work, commutes, business trips, and travel. With a dedicated 16” laptop sleeve and pockets designed for tech, cable management, and daily essentials, the final form strikes the perfect blend of organisation and open space.
Finding the right material to compliment our design requirements takes persistence and lots of research and development, we are committed to finding the best and most innovative materials from all of the world and produce beautiful and functional bags and accessories for our audience.