South Korean textile company Kolon has collaborated with BTS to launch an upcycled bag collection featuring pieces of stage outfits worn by the boyband.
Upcycling refers to the creative reuse of old material to create new products of greater quality and value. The limited edition BTS bag collection will include three types of bags made from used white industrial airbags, and each bag will feature a piece from a concert outfit from one BTS member. A number “1” is also printed as part of the design to symbolise each piece’s uniqueness.
The collection is brought to life in collaboration with Hybe, the entertainment label and agency representing BTS.
BTS is a South Korean boyband comprising seven members – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – who co-write and co-produce much of their material. The band has billions of loyal fans called the Army and has received numerous awards worldwide.
In September of last year, the band delivered an impactful speech on climate change at the United Nations general assembly.
J-Hope led the discussion on environmental issues and said that the group is aware of climate change and has been discussing how they can help with support, awareness, and action.
“Everyone agrees that climate change is an important problem, but it’s not easy to talk about the best solution,” said J-Hope.
“While we were preparing to come here today, we learned that many young people are taking an interest in environmental issues, and many students have taken this on as their field of study,” RM added.
The bags will be available through Kolon FnC’s and Hybe’s retail stores and online next week. Complimentary BTS photocards will also be given to customers who purchase the bags.