Gaidama x Antoinette Wysocki Repurposed Gi - The Fanny Pack
In our first production run of gis, we made some gi jackets with sleeves that were way too long. We consulted with our team of expert sewists in Houston, Texas and through our experience working together with them making up-cycled gi bags with our sibling company NU/FX, we decided to embark on Gaidama's first up cycling effort to repurpose these imperfectly fitted Perfect Fit Gi jackets into classy, cool, durable, functional bags for Jiu Jitsu lovers.
Carefully hand made in the USA, each fanny pack features a shell made from the same custom 400 gsm pearl weave we engineered for strength and resiliency for our Gaidama x Antoinette Wysocki Perfect Fit Gis. The beautiful and enchanting sublimated gi jacket liner featuring commissioned art by gallery level NYC based artist Antoinette Wysocki can be found lining both the main compartment and small zippered interior pocket, plus accenting the reinforced edges of the bag. A roomy interior space holds approximately 3L of your personal necessities such as your wallet, keys, and phone, snacks, mouthguard, and more. A small interior zippered pocket adds security and separation for smaller items like your chapstick, cash, and VIP snacks. The fanny pack strap can be adjusted from 24 - 47 inches. All webbing, adjusters, buckles, and YKK molded zippers are sourced from American based companies.
The original gis are destructed and rebuilt into these beautiful, functional masterpieces by expert hands in Houston, Texas. We partner with a non-profit company in HTX which focuses on uplifting and revitalizing their local community. One of their industrial initiatives is to train local refugee women in commercial sewing and pay them living wages for their work, offer them flexible hours, and provide a safe and welcoming workspace for them and their children, whom many often bring to work. The result is an incredible Made in America gi bag with a socially impactful punch.