seow | A high quality super tough Made In Japan Backpack

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Made from special fabric using in bulletproof vests, this amazingly tough, scratch resistant bag is here with to protect your stuff!

Kawanishi Kaban

2021.11.25

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Made from special fabric using in bulletproof vests, this amazingly tough, scratch resistant bag is here with to protect your stuff!

Kawanishi Kaban

2021.11.25

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 seow | The Rucksack above all others 

A bag that looks to be functional as well as having a sense of security on your back



The fabric used to make the bag is Cordura®︎ Ballistic Nylon, a ballistic nylon fabric brand from Invista Co. that creates fabric that is used in bulletproof vests, as well as creating body armour for soldiers. 

Cordura also makes nylon for use on bags that are aimed for those that wish to use them outdoors, and even bags for a business scene. This nylon is different to the ballistic nylon that we will be using for this project. The ballistic nylon that Cordura makes is light but this doesn’t change the fact that it’s tough, being hard to rip and tear, and is resistant to scraps. As well as this, it is used in various army equipment, especially in bulletproof vests. 

While ballistic nylon on it’s own isn’t bulletproof, in a pinch, this fabric is known to be extremely tough. 

Cordura ®︎ is a registered brand from the Invista Co. that focuses on making strong and durable fabric.

During the warm summer months, it’s much easier for bacteria to grow and reproduce, no matter what we do, and this creates bad smells. With the seow, some of the back fabric, and the shoulder pads are created with a cotton oxford weave, which has been made to be anti-bacterial and odour resistant. This material makes it easier to suppress bacteria that would normally form on the back of the bag and stops bad smells from arising. 

The part that comes in contact the most with the wearer is a mesh material that is breathable, with a core of the oxford cotton cloth. This means that it’s great for using especially during summer. 


With a shoulder strap that has 4 layers to it, the strap is comfortable to wear and helps to reduce strain on your shoulders. The inside of the strap is 10mm of foamed polyethylene, which takes the main burden and displaces it properly over your shoulders.



What’s more, the bag is easily adjustable, with resin parts used to stop the strap. You can pick the best length of strap that reduces the strain on your shoulders and also have it fit to your back with ease. This way you won’t have a problem with the items you’re carrying!



Since we first created the seow for backers in Japan, we have received some feedback from the users and from there we have incorporated this feedback to create an upgraded seow!

We have changed up the PC pocket found inside the bag, making the pocket from a brown microfibre fabric, which helps to cushion even more against any impacts. 

We have also added extra pockets inside, so that you can put any of your smaller items inside the bag without fearing them being lost to the void in perpetuality! 

Finally as an extra bonus , we are changing up the leather grip and zipper tags that we first made, and creating a green-blue coloured grip and tags to bring some colour to your bag for those that want it!


Cordura Ballistic Nylon 

Laptop Pocket made of a microfiber material

Leather: Setouchi Leather


[Normal size]

Height 43cm /  Length 30cm / Width 16cm

Shoulder adjustment length 54cm-93cm 

Weight 980g 

Capacity 20L

[L size]

Height 44cm /  Length 33cm  / Width 17cm

Shoulder adjustment Width 54-93cm 

Weight 1060g 

Capacity 24L






Craft the Precious

We want to create bags that you don’t just love when you buy it, but adapts to what you need it for. With this in mind, we are involved in each step of the process, from the idea, to the design, to choosing the materials and manufacturing methods, to broadcasting the information of the bag to finally looking into the delivery of the bag to our customers. We want to make the perfect bag for you that you will fall in love with.

We want to help change the current societal problem of easily throwing goods away after using them for only a brief time, and bring people to love their goods more. We hope that by creating goods that our customers love, we feel that in 100 years or so, those items can be called vintage. 


We used to be a bag maker that specified in subcontracts in Kagawa Prefecture, however now due to the economic slump, as well as with an aim to increase our own skills, we started to take on orders for made-to order business bags.We now have several different brands such as our order-made borsaOccidente, our own original branded bags under the FELLRAGE name, and the Kawanishi Kaban Familiar brand. In total there are 5 members, including myself working on these bags. We make them to the best of our ability, hoping that our customers will fall in love with them. 



Creating our own brand


We came to the name for the FELLRAGE brand, by bringing two of our favourite words together, Fellow and Courage. The logo itself is a shield silhouette made up from an open book, a bird in flight, and the bead of a traditional abacus. In the middle are two swords to represent fellowship and courage, and above that is a crown to represent our aim to make the best items possible. 

When it comes to new challenges, no matter who you are, a bit of courage is always needed, as there will always be a point where your feet will fail you and you falter in place. In these times, you need the courage to believe in yourself. We want to make a bag that is there to support you and help you rise to the occasion. It’s with that in mind that we created this brand!

In recent years, the number of bag makers has been slowly decreasing, especially those that would do subcontract work like we would. Last April, as I have knowledge of the subcontracting world of bags, I took it upon myself to visit what I feel is a heartland for leather and bags, Florence, Italy. 

While there I was able to visit and see a multitude of sewing factories, but I felt that the skills we held back at our factory could compete and even beat out many of the factories that I visited. While there I had good fortune and was able to meet with the famous shoe maker, Yuichi Hanada, at a bag making seminar, and was fortunate enough to teach him how to make bags. While doing so, he felt confident in the skills that I taught and at the same time I felt that teaching these skills is important. 

From there, I returned home and started work to create my brand, something that isn’t as easy or simple as it seems. But I was able to receive support from a multitude of people. These people were frantic with their own work, struggling to make their own way as well to the best of their ability, and told me of their struggles. Seeing them trying their best and getting through the trials they faced, gave me strength and courage. I wanted to be the same for these people. To contribute to these people who are also trying their hardest to succeed. From there we came up with the brand name FALLRAGE, the courage received from our fellows. 


This Project is promoted by Japankuru Funding, Bringing Japanese Products to the West!
 

Risks and challenges

The design and materials used are subject to change based on availability and so on. If there is a change, we ensure to let backers know via an update. In regards to import fees, these are handled on the side of the backer. Please be aware of this before backing. Depending on the amount of backers we have for this project, we may need to push back the delivery schedule of the rewards. Please be aware of this. We plan to ship on time but due to the pandemic, this may not be completely possible. Please take note of this, and we ask for your understanding in the event of any delays that may occur. In regards to Canada and Australia, shipping may be delayed due to the lack of ships and planes delivering to these countries. This means that the delivery date on the pledges to these areas may be incorrect for your area. We ask for your consideration in this regard.

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Pledge ¥27,030 or more $246 | Super Early Bird seow Normal Size

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●Black or Exclusive Green Handholds and Tags

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●Black or Navy Backpack
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●Black or Navy Backpack
●Black or Exclusive Green Handholds and Tags

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Pledge ¥33,470 or more $305 | Early Bird seow Large Size

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●Black or Navy Backpack
●Black or Exclusive Green Handholds and Tags

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●Black or Exclusive Green Handholds and Tags

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Pledge ¥59,475 or more $541 | Early Bird seow Large & Normal

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●Black or Navy Backpack
●Black or Exclusive Green Handholds and Tags

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