The Parachute Sling Bag: From Inspiration to Sustainable Creation

The Parachute Sling Bag: From Inspiration to Sustainable Creation

Join us as we delve into the journey behind our latest creation, the Waterproof Recycled Parachute Packable Sling Bag. Discover its unique features and explore how it contributes to the reduction of textile waste...

Sometimes, inspiration strikes in the most unexpected places. While browsing eBay for creative ideas, we stumbled upon an old military parachute. Curiosity led us to wonder about the fate of decommissioned military parachutes. As it turns out, they usually end up sitting in a box, forgotten in some obscure warehouse. Occasionally, they may find a new purpose, but often they go to waste, leaving behind a wealth of crafted and highly durable waterproof ripstop nylon.

This discovery ignited our imaginations. What could we create from this remarkable material? With the retired parachute in our possession, we embarked on a journey of brainstorming and experimentation, determined to bring a new product to life. After multiple rounds of sampling and refinement, we finally achieved our goal: the Parachute Packable Sling Bag. This bag seamlessly combines the best features of a tote and a crossbody, offering supreme functionality and it also looks good!

Parachute Sling Bag


The heart and soul of our bag lie within its fabric—the very parachute material from which it was born. This lightweight, waterproof grey ripstop fabric ensures durability and provides protection for your belongings. By rescuing this fabric from the brink of landfill waste, we've given it a new purpose as a fresh and practical accessory.

The fashion industry generates an astonishing amount of textile waste each year, with much of it ending up in landfills. By producing the Parachute Packable Sling Bag in-house, we are taking a stand against this wasteful cycle. Our commitment to local production has been a challenging journey, but it has allowed us to swiftly create and release a fully circular product like this.

At WAWWA, we take pride in offering products that seamlessly blend functionality and sustainability. The Parachute Packable Sling Bag exemplifies this combination. Whether you're travelling, attending a festival, camping, hiking, or simply going about your day-to-day, this bag is the perfect accessory for any occasion.

Our creation, the Parachute Packable Sling Bag, stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to circularity, local production, and our passion for breathing new life into forgotten materials. Every time you sling this bag over your shoulder, you contribute to a movement that challenges the norms of the fashion industry, one recycled fabric at a time. It's a celebration of innovation, sustainability, and the power of conscious choices that positively impact our world.

What sets us apart and enables us to bring innovative products like the Parachute Packable Sling Bag to life is our ownership of a dedicated factory. Having our own factory provides a unique advantage—we can swiftly test out new ideas and react promptly to inspiration.

External factories often come with long lead times, hindering the process of turning a creative concept into a tangible product. However, our in-house manufacturing capabilities grant us the freedom to experiment and iterate at a rapid pace.

When inspiration strikes or a new idea emerges, we don't have to wait for external partners to align their production schedules or navigate lengthy communication channels. Instead, we can immediately set our design and production teams in motion, seamlessly working together to bring our vision to life.

This agility enables us to stay at the forefront of innovation, responding swiftly to market demands and customer preferences. By reducing the time it takes to transform an idea into a tangible product, we can capitalise on inspiration and deliver fresh, exciting designs in a timely manner.

Moreover, our in-house factory fosters a collaborative environment that nurtures creativity and experimentation.

Check out the new Waterproof Recycled Parachute Packable Sling Bag