INTRODUCING LOQI BAGS
Bold, expressive and art-obsessed, Berliner brand LOQI creates custom bags with an eco-friendly message. Since 2013, LOQI has been making bags for all tastes. There is a LOQI for everyone, and their vast collection proves it. They make tote bags, weekenders and zip pockets in collaboration with museums and designers around the world.
You can find a LOQI at the Louvre, Tate, Guggenheim, and Getty, and wear your favourite artwork on your shoulder anytime you want. Whether you are fascinated with the gritty art of 1980s New York, the architectural elegance of the European avantgarde, or the soft pastels of Impressionist Masters, LOQI has you covered. You can get bags in different shapes and sizes featuring artists like Basquiat, Haring, Mondrian, Malevich, Van Gogh, Munch, and many others.
As a brand, LOQI values imagination and artistic talent from any time and any place. Their team is on a constant quest for bold and beautiful designs, and exciting new artists and designers. Designed in Berlin, the brand is committed to being design-oriented, eco-friendly and appealing to people from the most different walks of life. They are constantly working on introducing materials and production strategies that are friendly to our environment. Their founder is Aussie native Belinda Klaes, a fierce and adventurous woman with a passion for art and design. "I love the simplicity of the LOQI products: it’s the core of the business” she says. “The cultural world is an endless source of possibilities and collaborations for us as a brand. It sparks our imagination and curiosity. We want to inspire the LOQI community to spread the word for art and foster culture in their lives.” LOQI also made bags in collaboration with a few talented designers and illustrators such as New York based designer duo Sagmeister & Walsh, Alex Trochut, Kristjana S Williams, Martina Flor, Hvass and Hannibal, and other exciting young talents.
Nat Geo Collaboration
At the beginning of this year, LOQI started a collaboration with Nat Geo photographer Joel Sartore. Proceeds from the sale of every LOQI x National Geographic product supports scientists, explorers and researchers worldwide. LOQI wants to give a voice to endangered species all over the world. If you are looking to take action to protect animals and the environment, a sustainably produced reusable LOQI is a step in the right direction.
Sustainability at LOQI
At the LOQI factory there is no dye waste product from printing. The leftover colours are recycled and mixed to create black for monochromatic designs, and no bleaches are used either. LOQI makes sure all their products are printed using waterless printing with eco-friendly dyes that have been STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® tested. Printing is waterless and the sublimation printing papers are recycled to make their cartons for transport. These cartons are recycled again and again, shipping their goods from the warehouses to their prized customers.