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Sam’s Big Issue bag prototype

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posted on 2024-04-15, 15:24 authored by Adam Thorpe, Lorraine Gamman

This bag is designed for those selling the Big Issue. It is made from water resistant material and has a pocket where you can store magazines while you are selling them. It also has a secret pocket where you can hide anything that you don’t want others to notice. Sam was inspired by his days on the street and how his group of friends had the habit of teasing anyone who has a new bag. He points out that “when you live on the streets your bag is your home” so this design is aimed at being both useful and meaningful to homeless Londoners.
Anti-theft element: The main compartment is accessed via a zipper, which is covered by a flap and secured with velcro, adding two layers of protection for items. The secret pockets are located either side of the main compartment along the main length of the bag and are also sealed with velcro, keeping valuables hidden from sight.

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