Jon likes to give his rugged bags a bit of an unconventional start — he designs prototypes using materials gleaned from dumpster diving expeditions — after all, why make extra waste? But never fear, the finished product is always made from brand-spankin' new (and magnificently water-resistant ) canvas or nylon. The designs are always fluctuating a bit, as Jon likes to keep the inspiration for his bags experimental and open to change. The thing that never changes though? The handmade quality of his pieces — every rucksack, backpack and dopp kit is cut and sewn completely by hand, and built to last (and last).