Responsible Backpack
Exclusively For UBS

At The R Collective, we put waste back to work. This unique backpack takes us one small step closer to achieving our vision - of a world without waste.

Created exclusively for UBS together with our industrial waste upcycling brand partner, SO4, this bag is made from rescued waste materials, including car airbags, tuk tuk covers, strap and tyre waste, alongside rescued deadstock, write off textile waste.

Click through the video to discover the journey.

This bag has had a unique journey to reach to you…
This bag has had a unique journey to reach to you…
Handcrafted by Sri Lankan artisans, this one-of-a-kind bag may carry irregularities and authentic markings that represent the waste materials’ previous life. We like to think of any markings as subtle signs of victory in giving waste a second life!

Made Exclusively For UBS

About SO4

SO4 is an industrial waste upcycling brand founded by Ruth Weerasinghe, a previous winner of the Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition.

SO4 rescues durable industrial waste to create unique clothing and accessories to build awareness on industrial waste pollution. Discover more here.