Moshi, an accessory designer, recently debuted his “Tego Collection” and introduced four new techwear bags inspired by urban streetwear. The company has a keen focus on material science, engineering and sustainability across its product offerings.
Moshi’s in-house design team homes in on modern, minimalist aesthetics and product utility. Spencer Pangborn, the director of product marketing at Moshi, said that “The influence of techwear within the greater fashion industry is growing each year. Special fabrics and construction allow for breathability, movement, comfort and durability.” Pangborn added that Moshi’s customers “will look sleek and stay protected when walking or cycling throughout any city.”
Its product line offers tech solution accessories for cases, screen protectors, cables and adapters, bags and travel, batteries and power, audio and computing. For its Tego Collection, materials are cut-proof, reflective, lightweight, durable, breathable and water-resistant, fashioned with zinc alloy hardware and studs. The collection offers a backpack, messenger bag, cross-body sling and slingpack. Features include a pass-through USB port for charging, padded compartments for laptops, a zippered RFID shield pocket to protect data and antitheft rear zippers. Moshi focuses on durability and reusability across its product lines and uses recycled and naturally bio-degradable materials for packaging and boxing.
The company holds over 100 utility and design patents, covering 450 products sold across 90 countries worldwide. Moshi has a development partnership with Apple, Microsoft and is the first electronics company to be certified for the Made for Google program, according to the firm. And, Moshi partnered with Jason Wu last year to launch exclusive headphones for the designer’s “Grey” collection.
Pangborn told WWD, “Techwear is a trend that our designers have regularly been following, as we are regularly asked for the protection we offer for phones and tablets, in a comfortable and fashionable form. Moshi understands the importance of style with function since we’ve always offered phone cases and accessories to match every style.”
“We wanted to highlight functionality, while keeping a unique and urban style throughout the Tego Collection, creating bag sizes that fit different uses that modern consumers would face. From utility to safety, we kept all of this in mind as some of our most expensive devices are kept within our bags. Our Messenger Bag and Backpack are perfect examples, as the material can’t be sliced open, helping to ensure protection during commuting and while traveling around the world.”
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