Formal Dept. by Kate Pugsley

November 16, 2017

Kate Pugsley is one of the most talented contemporary artists creating beautiful work today, and that’s why we are so happy to count her as a Red Cap collaborator. The color! The pattern! We can’t get enough. Which is why we are also so very excited about what she’s been working on independently, and are delighted to share it today!

Kate Pugsley‘s newest venture, Formal Dept., is what you get when you combine, fun, function, and whip-smart design to create resilient and useful products for every day life. Their tagline says it all: “Go outside. Bags for your next adventure.” Perfect for art supplies, laptops, cameras, or that snappy Red Cap notebook. Plus, they are made right here in the US with quality materials:

Our cotton bags are printed with pigment inks, so the image becomes part of the fibers rather than forming a heavy layer of ink on top of the fabric. We use extremely durable military-grade nylon fabrics and the highest-quality YKK zippers from Japan on every bag. All products are made in the USA.

The debut products include tote bags, notebook cases, and pencil cases, in varying styles and fantastic patterns designed by Kate. We really get a kick out of that cheetah print! Remind you of anything?…

We can’t wait to get our hands on one or two (or all!) of these pieces. Well done, Kate! Check out Formal Dept.’s website here, and their Instagram and Facebook as well.

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