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WEAR YOUR POWER

The armoured, almost intimidating purses by MADE IN HATE are true examples of solid handicraft, being sturdy enough to double as a fashionable flail.

WORDS BY THE AUTHOR / The invention of a bag as a key essential item for the development of human civilization is without a doubt as monumental as the invention of the wheel. The bag is a major tool, which helps us in everyday life but can also reinforce status and reflect personal style – it is a remarkable piece of art.

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Yet I often think about the concept of a bag’s existence when it is stripped of the prejudices and stabilizing assumptions we are conditioned by. I think, ‚what an absurd idea to carry around a weird object with the power to increase or even decrease social status and provide security to personal belongings.‘

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The base of this particular design comes from the thought of carrying an object. Hard, sharp, rattling thing resembling a deadly medieval weapon. The feeling of security and empowerment is in the foundation of the design. When you see it, you either like it or hate it but once you hold it, you feel its value.

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The shape of the bag is the only aspect designed before the crafting. Everything else such as the specific material use, colour variation and composition is decided while making each individual piece.

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BIO / The brand MADE IN HATE formed long before the first bag was born and is still evolving. MIH is a reaction to the cliché „made with love”, which is used with a sole intention – for marketing gains. This whole idea of fake love has spread and found its home in many spheres such as social media. Love sells so easily and the same applies to sex and nudity, however, we believe it’s just as important to embrace the dark side.

Made In Hate is a hyperbole. The literal meaning would be: “Don’t try to deny the dark. Because the light can only exist alongside the dark.”

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