with millions around the world stuck at home, more and more people are getting their groceries delivered. in new york, groceries often arrive in large silver cool-bags, nicely designed in a functional/technical kind of way, but not usually recyclable. with this in mind, creative director rajeev basu has come up with a way to upcycle these stylish delivery bags into a tailored dog jacket, as part of a collaborative project called ‘between two naps’. 

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this jacket will deliver your dreams in the next available 2-hour delivery window
all images courtesy of between two naps



between two naps is a new york based collaboration duo, creating experimental products and wearable objects for dogs, inspired by their very sleepy dog – remy. during the lockdown, ‘between two naps‘ creative director rajeev basu started collecting grocery delivery bags in the hopes of reusing them somehow, but after a few months, they started to pile up. ‘in one delivery, a bag came in that was randomly tagged ‘sleep’, and that gave us an idea right away’ he shares. instantly, the designers began to wonder if they could use the bags to make something for their furry companion. 

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since the silver bags are waterproof, rajeev basu landed on the idea of a jacket, and handmade the piece in his studio. ‘the jacket is cropped, with a tailored fit, and features the ‘sleep’ packaging labels as we found them incorporated into the design – we think they work really nicely’ says rajeev. ‘it is fun seeing such an everyday household item that would otherwise be thrown away, turn into something beautiful’ he adds. 

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project info:


name: between two naps – delivery jacket
creative director: rajeev basu

follow more on the between two naps project on instagram, here.  



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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom