Firefighter Turnout Bags
Purpose: recycle/upcycle, percent to charity
This is the ORIGINAL Firefighter Turnout Bags by Niki Rasor. I recycle real, retired firefighter gear to create unique handbags, duffle bags, backpacks, purses, and more. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the firefighter related charities of Station Kid, Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen's Fund, and San Diego Firefighters Aid.
How It All Started: In March of 2008, my firefighter husband asked me to remove a large pocket from his turnout coat. I did so and then remembered he had some old suspenders laying around as well. I became totally inspired and started getting crafty. I attached the pocket to the suspenders and then stitched on a back side and voila! I had a cool little bag. That is how Firefighter Turnout Bags was born. Since then, I have designed over 100 styles, mastered a line of really great high quality bags and created some amazing relationships with women and men worldwide.
It feels so great to take these old turnouts and recycle them into amazing bags. I love knowing that I am doing something beneficial for the environment and the economy, while showing respect for the gear that enables our firefighters to do the awesome work that they do. I am so incredibly grateful that I can contribute to the Fire community. Visit firefighterturnoutbag.com.