It's very rare that a brand manages to find success across a diverse demographic range. Tembea has pulled it off with bags that somehow appeal to both gardeners and skateboarders.

Based in Japan, the company is very focused on its manufacturing process. These are sturdy bags, made with traditional looms and coated with a type of wax that repels water. Function is also central to the brand's identity and their bags are very much designed to be used on a day-to-day basis. And this is perhaps the key to their universal appeal: a quality product built to withstand the elements, be they urban or rural.

They also sell a selection of “small things” like gloves, a purse, and key straps.