Sandqvist x Vélosophy
SANDQVIST AND VÉLOSOPHY ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION
Sandqvist and Vélosophy are pleased to announce their first commuter bag, a collaboration between Stockholm’s expert bag designers and the global ‘One for One’ bicycle manufacturer.
Together, Vélosophy and Sandqvist have created a highly functional 3-way backpack with quality and multi-function in mind, focusing on the commuter’s need for carrying daily essentials.
“We wanted to develop the best commuter bag ever. With that bold ambition, we needed to team up with someone that was great at bags but also shared our values and sense for aesthetics. Sandqvist was the perfect match.”
Jimmy Ostholm, Founder and CEO of Vélosophy
As part of the collaboration, the brands have created a limited edition Sandqvist x Vélosophy bicycle in sand, with details in royal blue that matches the lining of the bag. The 3-way backpack is black, with cross stitches on handles and leather pullers, blue lining and adjustable webbing strips across the front. Water resistant ripstop fabric and mixed in leather details are used to create a contemporary and luxurious look.
The collaboration pays special attention to functionality - the bag can be carried as a backpack, briefcase or shoulder bag, complete with a removable shoulder strap as well as top and side handles. Additional features include a rain cover with a reflective print which can be stored in a mesh pocket at the base of the bag, a padded laptop compartment to fit 15” laptops, as well as a number of slip pockets for safe storage of essentials.
As part of the Sandqvist x Vélosophy collaboration, Sandqvist will donate 100 2-way briefcase/messengers to charity organisation The Fortress, who work towards providing young, ejected and pregnant women in Uganda a temporary home and safe environment during their pregnancy/delivery. The bags will be part of a back-to-school project that The Fortress now is working on. In addition, the limited edition Sandqvist x Vélosoqhy bicycles come with Vélosophy’s One-For-One promise, supporting young school girls in Ghana with a bicycle for every Vélosophy bicycle sold. Giving her hope of a brighter future.
Buy your Vélosophy commuter bag here ->
The commuter bag comes with a special introduction price until the the 3rd of Dec.
The Swedish bag brand Sandqvist was founded in 2004 by Anton Sandqvist, and soon his brother Daniel and their friend Sebastian also joined the company. An early devotion to outdoor life and a childhood spent in rural Sweden has had a deep impact on the Sandqvist designs through the years. The Nordic landscapes with its vast unpopulated areas, soaring mountains and remote cabins as well as an urban city lifestyle, have always been the main inspirations of the brand. Accordingly, Sandqvist’s bags are uncomplicated and beautiful, with a clear Swedish heritage.
Vélosophy unites an extraordinary urban commuter bike with a global social mission. The only bike with a One for One promise. For every Vélosophy sold they donate another bicycle to a young schoolgirl in Ghana – giving her hope of a brighter future. The Vélosophy bike is an aluminum frame commuter. It comes as a 3- or 8-speed, and in a Sport or Comfort edition. Vélosophy is designed in Sweden and produced in France.