Paying homage to the integrity of the working class, Ospop today added a new set of travel bags to their collection of durable goods, aptly called the Migration Series. Referencing the ubiquitous plaid She Pi Dai bags commonly carried by Chinese people in transit, the water-resistant Migration series includes three styles all lined with that same industrial material and marked with the Ospop crest—the Gong symbol, meaning labor.
The collection comprises three essential types found most useful when traveling—a messenger bag, a one-handle day bag and a toiletry bag. Smartly designed, "ear flaps" on the messenger bag (pictured below) keep rain or dirt from making its way inside, while the one-handle incorporates a clever opening system and secure pockets.
The launch of the Migration bags coincides with an updated version of Ospop's classic shoe, worn by the working population in China. The Steppe collection fills out the initial Skywolf series, adding a 100% wool padded lining to its structure and a more rugged bottom suitable for taking off road. Available in a variety of colors (including camouflage), each pair comes with two sets of shoestrings and arrives in brown paper bag packaging—a nod to how they sell in China.
Read more about Ospop in Cool Hunting's 2007 profile on the benevolent brand.