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Coyote Bags

February 16, 2012

The duo behind the handcrafted urban designs is shaking up the Chilean market

  • Text by Fer Munizaga

Coyote Bags was found by Matias Sierra and Florencia Tagle. The products by the former graphic designer and film maker duo combine functionality, simplicity and quality. The bags are handmade out of high class materials like canvas and leather, great classics in limited quantities. Coyote Bags hit the nerve of the contemporary Chilean design market.

Satellite Voices: Why Coyote Bags?
Matias Sierra: Coyote Bags was born out of a common interest in rescuing classic designs, the ones that have always caught our attention but were impossible to find on the Chilean market. The offer of design products in Chile is quite limited. However the interest seams to be there and the design industry is developing. The market for accessories like bags and backpacks is limping. We seak to provide an original alternative with our products to what is already there.

SV: Where does your inspiration comes from?
Matias Sierra: The designs are inspired by the nobility of craftmanship. The creative imagination comes from our own interpretation and reformulation of classic bags. Their simplicity and elegance led us to use canvas and leather. Working with natural and resistant materials inspires us to our products that should last a life time.

SV: What distinguish Coyote Bags from other bags?
Matias Sierra: The main difference is that we are not a mass production. Each bag is hand crafted, this makes it exclusive and unique. Our designs are highly creative and yet fulfill the purpose of being a pracitcal product.

SV: What can we expect for the new season?
Matias Sierra: The new season is inspired by fall, the country, nature and mountains. We are going to launch new backpack and handbag models, as well as cycle bags and other accessories. Always following the principles of simple style and high quality for an urban lifestyle product.

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