Tchoup Industries

1115 St Mary St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The first thing you need to know: It’s pronounced chop, and it’s named after Tchoupitoulas Street. The next thing you need to know: This maker of backpacks, bike bags, canvas wallets, and much more uses materials that it can source close to home or that it recycles—like nylon straps from the automobile industry, or old rice bags, or the fur of the nutria, an invasive rodent that’s tearing up the levees and marshes. Most products are simple, ecologically friendly, and remarkably durable; plus, they boast old-school styling that makes them perfect for those whose hearts draw them to the outdoors, but who remain anchored in a city.

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