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vintage seashell collection

something about the vintage textiles featured in the debut collection of jumpseat bags reminds me of flying the friendly skies around the islands as a kid. my déjà-vu moment was unshakable until a little digging turned up the little nugget that the company behind the bags is utilizing dead stock from a shuttered miami carrier.

oh well, even if someone else buckled up into airline seats covered in the retro tropical sunset pattern, i still love how seat belts have been repurposed into the handles for jumpseat's handcrafted line which certainly breaths new life into forgotten fabric.

alas, this fusion of new and vintage does not come cheap, but something for the wish list for anyone who wants to bring a hint of glamour from flying's bygone era on-board their next flight.

Reader Comments (2)

cute, i love the colors. i wonder if the fabric is treated to some kind of cleaning process before hand.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbetty

aloha betty! you will be happy to learn that the textiles are new. the yardage was just locked away somewhere after the airline closed down.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterleigh

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