Urchin Bags is the innovative and eco-conscious company created by Vancouver Island designer Clare MacKinnon. Clare’s love of bicycles, nature and recycling comes together in her funky and functional accessory line designed for everyday use. She utilizes locally recycled seat belts, bike inner tubes, as well as off-cut vinyl, and canvas to create her durable products which includes: seatbelt wallets and bags, inner tube coin purses, rubber wash bags, pencil cases, messenger bags, bike accessories, key chains and more. Each item is unique, earth friendly and feature pops of colour, pattern and a high quality, trustworthy design. Urchin bag products leave you feeling satisfied that you’ve made a quality purchase and helped to keep materials out of the landfill!
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Clare MacKinnon is a lifelong artist, designer, and outdoor enthusiast. In addition to creating Urchin products, she is an avid photographer, organic gardener, and a passionate cyclist. Clare cycled across Canada during the summer of 2010 with her sister and indulges in at least one cycle tour per year. Urchin captures Clare's adventurous spirit and her love of sustainable living.