Possibly the brand which tops all others on the Always Riding brand list in terms of its environmental credentials, UPSO makes unique bags constructed from upcycled lorry tarpaulin. Not only are these bags ultra-sustainable, they also look fab, and each one is completely original because of the reused material it is made from.
After the locally sourced tarp (which would otherwise have gone to landfill) has been cleaned, it is then cut by hand and sewn together using sewing machines powered by solar panels - it really is the environmentally-conscious rider’s dream! And costing a snip of the price of some of the alternatives out there, UPSO bags are very economic for the wallet too.
USPO is based in Lancashire, UK and is the brainchild of David Chadwick, an established bag maker who realised that there was a massive untapped source of sustainable material for making bags in the form of up-cycled lorry tarp.