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Made to Order: 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 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 42 reviews
Love it and the mission of Pingree

Great design and craftsmanship. I wish it had a small handle/loop on top to be able to pick it up a little easier


You combine the quality and craftmanship along with the story! It doesn't get any better!

Laura Marble
Drawstring Pack

I loved my drawstring pack so much, I ordered another as a travel gift for my sister.

I love all the products I have ordered.

Steel Grey Drawstring Backpack in Leather

First let me start by saying that this bag was gifted to me & I am very thankful for it.
I love the fact that the durability of this bag has not been compromised. The outside compartment allows for extra storage... which is great, when you're on the move.
Simplicity goes a long way...& Pingree, nailed it!
The new car smell was an extra bonus.

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.

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