As a continuation of the Ditto stories we've previously posted (the Ditto Backpack , repurposed design , and the Ditto Tote), here's another look inside the process as well as a sneak peak at something new.
The big story is that we have been looking at repurposing our old samples, manufacturing seconds, and outdated raw goods as a single step of a greater movement to make sure we are being as conscious of our environment as possible. The closer look shows that even when we make cool new bags and packs out of old tents, we still have waste that makes it to the landfill...as small as it might be, and as hard as we try not to. We use a computer and hand calculations to optimize the layout of pattern pieces on the old tent panels, but there ends up being odd shaped spaces that are too small to fit another piece.
I've been collecting these scraps and we are now starting to produce and even smaller product, the Ditto Wallet. Here's the sneak peak since we won't have enough to sell until 2010: