The Progress Project Eco-Friendly Messenger Bags, Surfboard Bags & iPad Sleeves

The Progress Project Eco-Friendly Messenger Bags, Surfboard Bags & iPad Sleeves

The Progress Project available at FeeLit

The Progress Project is a family owned and operated business that creates all types of bags and accessories from reclaimed advertising billboards and banners.
Since their inception, The Progress Project has been committed to finding creative and eco-friendly ways to re-use billboard vinyl material. By “Up-Cycling” this material they have kept thousands of pounds of material from ever reaching the landfill. Equally important, by re-using this vinyl for alternative applications –like messenger bags, surfboard bags, laptop sleeves, tote bags, and more – you can lower your carbon footprint and help the environment.
Re-using this material does the following:
• Eliminates demand for new raw material
• Eliminates huge amounts of energy necessary for manufacturing new product
• Eliminates additional pollution and waste associated with new manufacturing
• Eliminates additional transportation and harmful emissions
• Keeps the material out of the landfills

What goes around, comes around… The Progress Project understands that fully. Banner and sign companies use materials that withstand the elements for outdoor use. These materials don’t break down like most. They are constructed to withstand fading from the sun, tearing, extreme hot and cold temperatures, and water. This means they will be sitting in our landfills for decades and possibly centuries. Why not reuse these materials and meet consumer needs without producing more waste? *BING!* The Progress Project was born. The Progress Project is committed to designing & manufacturing protective bags & accessories with primarily reclaimed and recycled materials to help keep Mother Earth green as long as we can. All recycled or new raw materials are sourced 100% from American manufacturers. All of the sub-contracted labor is done with American companies. Each product comes with a high-quality warranty against any defects. In addition, 5% of profits are donated to a variety of non profit organizations and charities. The Progress Project also sponsors individual students who exhibit exceptional morals & ethics, so that they may have the opportunity to realize their dream. The Project is all about PROGRESS.

What is the material made of?


It is a 3-ply material with Vinyl (PVC) on the outside layers and a denier polyester scrim (mesh) inside. This mesh gives it a little stretch under high wind conditions and stops any fraying or tearing. It also has a UV layer to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun. Our vinyl weighs 16 oz per sq. yd. Compared to most conventional vinyl that weigh 2.75 oz per sq. yd. Our material is 5 times heavier!
Is the material Water-proof?
The material is 100% water-proof, anti-mildew and flame retardant.
How long will it last?

It is designed to withstand extreme hot and cold weather. In addition to its 20 mil thickness, the UV protective layer gives it extra longevity. Harmful UV rays are the biggest factor is deteriorating outdoor material and the UV layer will guarantee many more years of life. If this once billboard was outside 365 days a year, it should easily last about 3-5 years.

PROGRESS Messenger Bag : $59

Go green with a Progress Messenger Bag.

Nylon stitching throughout provides extreme durability. The recycled printed material is water resistant and tear resistant.

Multiple zippered pockets can be used to carry small accessories.

As an added bonus, the color and graphics on each product is 100% unique providing you with a one-of-a-kind bag.

Each sleeve features non-corrosive YKK zippers made in the USA.

– Constructed with a re-purposed billboard.
– Dimensions: 15″ x 12 x 4.
– Large main + 4 more pockets.
– 2″ buckle on front flap & padded shoulder strap.

– Compression strap on the back with buckle release.
– Rear bike light clip access.
– LIFETIME WARRANTY

PROGRESS iPad Sleeve $25

Go green when you store your iPad with a Progress iPad Sleeve.

It fits your iPad even if your iPad has a cover. Each sleeve is constructed with 1/8″ closed cell foam padding throughout and interior fleece lining to protect the screen against scratches. Nylon stitching provides extreme durability. The recycled printed material is water resistant and tear resistant. The sleeves have front pockets that can be used to carry small accessories. Each sleeve features non-corrosive YKK zippers made in the USA. As an added bonus, the color and graphics on each product is 100% unique providing you with a one-of-a-kind sleeve.

– Updated zippered front pocket.
– Constructed with reclaimed outdoor billboards
– Unique, one-of-a-kind, design.
– 3 ply material made of 2 layers of waterproof, anti-mildew, tear resistant, UV treated vinyl with a cloth mesh in the middle
– 1/8” closed cell foam padding for protection.
– Reclaimed or recycled fleece interior lining.
– Non-toxic (no CFC, HCFC or hydrocarbon blowing agents).
– American made YKK brand non-corrosive zipper & pulls.
– Features a clamshell design that fully opens.
– Protects and neatly stores your device for everyday use.
– Lightweight design for easy mobility and small profile.

THE PROGRESS PROJECT is featured in the new Revolt In Style Magazine

“Green Issue”

* RENEGADE ART SHOW *

The Progress Project is teaming up with Niamh Scott Productions & FruitOfTheSoul.org
Proceeds will support the preservation of music, art & sustainable education in San Diego.
Tuesday, April 5 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
EL DORADO COCKTAIL LOUNGE
1030 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Markalan - Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Markalan moved to Pacific Beach in 1994. During his first four years in San Diego, he worked as a photographer for the United States Navy. Over the past decade, he's been behind the bar or turntables in many of San Diego's nightclubs, and venues. He's shared his musical selections with Southern & Baja California, and the Mayan Riviera. During these years, he could be found exchanging his time for vinyl at Groove Records and Siesta Records. 

He often worked for trade, to support his vinyl addiction. He currently owns over 8,000 records. "Listening to my father's albums is when it all began. Flipping through the stacks, cleaning off the LP, placing the needle on the record, reading the lyrics, studying the artwork, and enjoying the rich analog sound. Sure, there are occasional pops & you might have to clean the record. You actually have to flip the record at the end of the side. It's not a play list or program on shuffle. You are present, involved, and engaged in the listening process. 
Please Keep Vinyl Alive & Support Local Artists!" 
Markalan

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