Daniel and Markus Freitag developed their first messenger bag from a discarded tarpaulin in 1993. And today people all around the world are seen carrying the colorful bags with the unmistakable Friday Logo. The flagship store of piled freight containers attracts people from all over the world to the trendy Zurich Kreis 5 district.
Unable to find a messenger bag that met their needs, the brothers Daniel and Markus chose to develop their own - the Friday bags that came into being in 1993. And since 23 years, the cult bags have been made from recycled truck tarpaulins, inner tubes of bicycles and car seat belts. Today the company employs 150 staff members, who are constantly developing new products such as laptop and mobile phone bags.
The flagship store in the trendy west of Zurich is in itself a cult. It consists of a stack of old freight containers that once made their way all over the world by sea. Fondly know as the "Bonsai Skyscraper" by the Friday brothers, it attracts customers from far and wide to Zurich - where they find themselves standing in front of a weird and wonderful construction before plunging into the Friday bag paradise.