You won’t have any trouble spotting Kazmok’s carryalls at the baggage carousel. The Dutch label crafts its award-winning suitcases and laptop bags from discarded conveyor belts, which it obtains in a range of colors and patterns from various flower, postal, distribution, and recycling depots across the Netherlands. Featuring a tough, leather-like “hide” that proudly retains the scuffs and bruises of its previous existence, each one-of-a-kind carryall is designed to survive even the most unforgiving of travel itineraries.
Kazmok founder Dinand Stufkens finds poetic justice in recycling conveyor belts, which he relates to mass production and our throwaway culture. Conversely, Kazmok makes products that “last a lifetime, are daring, and have a stylish character,” he says.