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Written by Ben Branch | January 21st 2012
There’s something reassuring about the fact that there are still companies like Hard Graft out there, designing and hand-making gear that just wouldn’t exist otherwise.
Whilst it’s easy to buy a cheap nylon laptop bag from Wallmart, there’s a significant and saddening disconnect from the days when you’d buy goods directly from the artisan who made them.
This bag, dubbed the 2UnFold Laptop Bag, is hand-made in Italy and can function as either a messenger bag, briefcase or backpack depending on how you set it up. They’re made by hand, one at a time from top grain leather and look as though they’d outlive the average Galapagos Island Tortoise.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.