We’ve had the luxury problem of needing to restock too quickly :) And today it’s done! We have another batch of 32 bags for delivery!
We are working on opening the store for all EU countries. For now send us an e-mail if you are ordering from outside Sweden.
The inspiration picture (above) is from the beautiful Swedish west coast (archipelago) that also happens to be a boulder paradise. Imagine climbing slabs in the warm summer nights when the sun sets over the sea… I miss it as soon as I’m leaving. Luckily it’s not more than an hour away from central Gothenburg.
The bags are made from old jeans in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Contact for order details!
We are working with the talented craftsman Edvin Mellergård to produce the bags. He also makes rucksacks and jackets. Check out!
Thanks to Anders Söderberg and Mats Strandberg for donating their worn out favourite jeans and to Fredrik Seger for the climbing photo.
Thanks for the overwhelming response to our new Sten boulder bag! A boulder chalk bag made in Sweden from re-used old jeans. The first bags where shipped last week and from what I’ve seen on Facebook they have come to use already :)
When you order you can write if want a dark, light, black or mixed bag and we’ll make our best to match it. For now you’ll have to order via the contact form then I’ll send you a photo of the bag before you’ll get the payment info.
Some of the first shipped bags looks like this.
I’ve been working so hard for this and finally the Sten boulder bag is DONE! A boulder bag made by old denim jeans, waxed with bees wax and paraffin to keep dirt out and the chalk in. It’s hand made in Sweden.
We believe in reuse. The jeans on the picture here is a pair that I inherited from a friend 17 years ago. You can send your old worn out favorite jeans to me and I’ll make them into a bag. If you are interested in that please contact me. Of course you can also have me select the fabric for you. We’ll probably have other materials available later as well. If you have any preferences in color, wash or fabrics please let me know. We are not totally done with the pricing yet but are guessing on 500 SEK including one Sten boulder brush.
The bags are made by hand in our own studio in Sweden and we are really proud to make that work. Making our own products is new to us so expect delivery times to be a couple of weeks. We’ll work on that and learn to be more efficient as we go, please bear with us for now.
Sewing the boulder bag was meant to be the first product for Sten. I mean, how hard can it be? Really hard, as it turned out. Luckily the boulder brush was easier. When I started I didn’t know anything about making patterns or producing. It has been a steep learning curve and my attempts have been like a roller coaster. One day I felt like a genius, the next not so much.
Many people have helped make this product possible. Thanks to all you. A special extra mega warmest thanks goes to Sofia, Johanna, Fredrik, Mikaela, Dagny, Ea and Padde. You are the best!
P.S. We are glad for all feedback so please share with us!
We are just done producing another batch of Bamboo boulder brushes!
We’ve made some improvements since the first version. Generally we avoid using version numbers for our products as we see it more as they evolve naturally during time.
To clarify we’ll describe the updates that the Bamboo boulder brush has gotten.
That’s all for now and don’t hesitate to write to us if you have ideas!