Drawstring Backpack with Pingree logo stitched onto front. All leather upcycled from the automotive industry. All hardware made in the USA.
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Grey drawstring backpack manufactured in the USA from upcycled automotive leather.
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Side of drawstring bag, highlighting signature red Pingree zipper tag and all American upcycled automotive leather
Model wearing Pingree drawstring backpack, styled in a white t-shirt. All leather upcycled from the automotive industry
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Sneak peak at the inside pocket of the drawstring bag. Ecofriendly leather diverted from the landfill from the automotive industry.
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather
Pingree Detroit

Made to Order: Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather

Regular price $189.00 $189.00

The Detroit Drawstring is an urban utility backpack that smells like a new car because it nearly was. Made by U.S. Veterans and Detroiters on our team using leather upcycled from the production of new cars in the motor city. 

This bag is unisex and designed for every season and comes with a maker tag so you know the name and story of the Detroiter or veteran who made it. Your Drawstring Bag is handmade to order and ships within 2-3 days.


  • Hardware: Silver plated hardware
  • Cord Straps: Military-grade extra thick 1/4 inch braided nylon straps with leather comfort cinches for extra support, stability, and comfort on your shoulders. 
  • Material: Upcycled automotive  leather. Leather may vary slightly in texture and color from the leather pictured.  

Dimensions:  17 ½” L  x ¼” D x 15 ¾” W | Exterior zipper Pocket: 15 ¼ L x ¼ D x 10 ½ W  | Interior zipper pocket:  6 ½ L x ¼” D x  5” W

Stitching guaranteed for life.  Free shipping. Free returns. Free new car smells.


Closed Loop: WIth your Drawstring bag your purchase never has to end up in the landfill. Simply send it back to us for repairs or when it’s time for a new one we’ll send you our newest model at a discounted rate and recycle and upcycle your entire old bag. 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: When will my order ship?
A: Since the majority of our products are made to order, we try our hardest to ensure orders ship quickly. Most accessories ship within 3-5 business days after the order being placed. If the product is made to order- you'll see the estimated days needed to make your handmade piece in bold on that respective product page. Footwear will ship based on the month included on the receipt emailed to you and the name in the Title when you checked out. 

Q: What kind of leather is used in Pingree Detroit products?
A: We use only the finest automotive leather in our products, all upcycled, which we source from the Detroit auto industry. 

Q: Is the leather Waterproof?
A: The automotive leather used in our products is mostly steering wheel and car seat leather so it's extremely durable and resilient. Most of our products are water resilient, meaning the product won't get damaged when it gets wet, but it's not waterproof unless we specify in the product title or description. 

Q: What is your product guarantee?

A: We want you to be happy, and tell your friends, family, and co-workers about your Piece of Pingree a decade from now how well it's still holding up, so we will stand by our product for life. If the stitching or any hardware fails on one of our products within 365 days of the product arriving to you, we cover the cost of getting it shipped back to us to repair and shipping it back to you at no extra cost. After the warranty, for the Life of Your Product, if anything breaks on it from normal use( please don't use our dog leashes to lift engines out of cars--even though they can hold it) - all you pay is the labor it costs us to repair it and the shipping expense. 


Pingree Detroit footwear is currently only available standard widths. Email us at Team@PingreeDetroit.com with questions about other sizes as we are working on adding E-EEE widths for some common sizes.

Pingree Detroit footwear is "true to size", meaning that they are based on the sizes of athletic footwear, like tennis shoes. Order the size that you would normally use for athletic footwear. We then send our footwear customers tracing instruction to ensure a perfect fit.

Don't see your size or what you're looking for? Contact us at Team@PingreeDetroit.com  We would love to learn how we can better meet your needs.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Beth Lewis
Making Michigan Proud

Excellent service and great product. The hand-written note from Darryl was a nice touch. As a Michigan native, I am thrilled to have a handmade product from Pingree Detroit.

You're a gift Beth! Thanks so much.

Cathy Rawlings
Another great product from Pingree…

Another great product from Pingree Detroit. I have purchased several pairs of Mayors, a bag, wallets and dog gear all high quality products. Cathy R

We are so lucky to be in community with you and thank you so much for being the difference for our team and mission.

Jennifer Martin
The most gorgeous leather products!

The most gorgeous leather products! Always quick shipping and delivery. Fantastic communication with the customer. I plan on being a repeat customer for life!

We're so grateful for your support and service to our missions Jennifer. We look forward to having our goods alongside you for life. :) This review just made our day.

Jennifer Dickey
Love Pingree items!

Love our Pingree purchases. :)

Thank you so much!

herschel holland
Love these guys.they are so customer…

Love these guys.they are so customer oriented. THEY DO THINGS LIKE limited editions.Small batch and they listen to there customers ideas.I've been supporting and buying stuff from them from day one.They gave locals and veterans jobs and are reusing great leather that used to be thrown away from the automakers.The sky's the limit keep up the awsome work and we will keep showing you support and love.

You're so appreciated. Shared this review with our whole team today. :)

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