unique up(re)cycled handmade bags
19 Agiou Demetriou St., Psyri
tel.: 211 183 2311
Athens has a lot of sun, a lot of balconies and a lot of awnings, used as a shade from the sun and rain on most balconies in the city. They have solid block colors on the outside and lively, quirky patterns on the inside and they are extremely durable and sturdy. The designers of 3Quarters thought of re-purposing and upcycling these large quantities of used and leftover fabrics. All their primary and secondary materials and tools are locally made and sourced. Their products are made here, in their workshop in the historic neighborhood of Psyri, in Athens.
The primary material, the awnings, is upcycled. Upcycling is a creative way of finding a new purpose for old or unwanted items instead of throwing them away.
The materials and color combinations have been carefully selected and cut and sewn by hand in their workshop.
By definition, since they work with materials that are used or leftover, they are dependent on what is available to them and they may never get the same colors and patterns again. A combination of fabrics of different ages is used in making each bag, and so may soften and fade at different rates. This makes your bag unique.
The bags are 100% waterproof and resistant to soiling. Depending on the type of fabric used, there are differences in their behavior and cleaning ease. All of them can be cleaned with soapy water and a simple sponge or cloth. They do not need to be dried as no water will be absorbed, wiping them dry is enough. There is no need for special detergents either. And please DO NOT put your products in the washing machine.
3Quarters Design have a superb website, both in terms of functionality and of design. Within it, the visitor will find an e-commerce store, complete with all of their designs, prices, and easy to follow answers in all your possible questions. We, at the Athens Key strongly recommend it!
James is a modern urban backpack. Stylish, sturdy and expandable.
Zelda is a take on the classic messenger bag. Simple, efficient and beautiful.