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Detroit Drawstring Backpack in Leather

Midnight Black

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 features two zipper pockets, 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. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 49 reviews

I liked that it was made in Detroit and the quality and uniqueness.

Catherine P.
Amazing Bag

I love drawstring backpacks, and the Detroit Drawstring Backpack does not disappoint. The leather is beautiful, the bag cinches very easily, and I can’t say enough about how much I love this bag. I am thinking about buying another one!


Gorgeous and extremely well made. I love everything about this company. I get a lot of compliments and I love the new car smell. I will be a life long customer.

Dave Graziano
Well-made & High Quality

I gave this bag as a gift and it is impressive, well-made, and of high quality. Packaged well and comes with a good story and background of the company and the local veteran who made it. Very impressed!!!

Kathleen Banfield
Love the backpack

Ordered for my nephew’s college graduation. Beautiful made and a genuine Detroit product!!

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