The AzoreanHood are 3 detachable pieces which you can easily alter to suit changing needs: 1 bag, 1 cape and 1 hood. You can carry the cape in your bag, and the hood attached to the bag, to have rain protection at hand for whenever needed. An innovative and elegant design by Begs & Bags.
Culture heritage as inspiration
The AzoreanHood is inspired in the ‘Capote e Capelo’, a traditional Azorean garment worn up until the 1930s, which hood was shaped with baleen. Whaling in the Azores had its peak in the years of 1896 – 1949, with 12.000 whales being hunted. The last whales were hunted in the Azores in 1987. Read more about whaling in the Azores here
Handmade in the Azores
The AzoreanHood is handmade in Terceira island, Azores. We are proud to partner with an atelier which is a solidarity economy project from a private institution of social solidarity. The professionals who make our high-quality products, work in safe conditions and earn fair wages.
Upcycled Marine Plastic
The AzoreanHood is made with SEAQUAL® YARN containing Upcycled Marine Plastic. In collaboration with NGOs, fishermen and local communities, the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE is helping to clean our oceans of marine litter. Begs & Bags is a proud member of the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE. Read more about the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE here
The PU coating applied to the outside fabrics of the AzoreanHood is 100% polyurethane and grants strong water-repellent characteristics while maintaining the breathability of the fabric. It also makes it more robust and resistant to tears, kinks and abrasion.
The AzoreanHood was designed to fit a range of different shapes and sizes. The AzoreanHood is too small for Begs, the main character of our books. If it’s also too small, or too big for you, remember size does not define you. But let us know, we would love to design in the future for your beautiful shape.