Every now and again at Rab® we do something completely different!

Earlier in the year we were asked by the people at ‘Wallpaper*’ to collaborate with a London-based fashion brand called Swash and create a one off sleeping bag.

The idea being that designers worked in an area they had never worked in before and with producers they had never worked with before. The finished collaborations were exhibited at Salone del Mobile in Milan!

The designers at Swash do very unique things with print and fabric, everything is hand-drawn and illustrated on paper by the designers, then painted with watercolour and digitally printed on to fabric.The design they came up with was a camping-inspired forest design. We then used the fabric to make a Neutrino 400.

Cutting the fabric

Cutting the fabric

Sewing the sleeping bag shell

Filling the bag with down.

You can see some of the other products here http://www.wallpaper.com/handmade/2012/products

and the August issue of ‘Wallpaper*’ will also feature the projects.