The 1958 pattern webbing is a modular based military equipment issued to the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, British Forces in Hong Kong as well as The Royal Hong Kong Regiment from the 1950s until mid-1990s.
These equipments were left behind by the colonial Government of Hong Kong and were then acquired by a collector before the handover in 1997. They were stored in a warehouse in Long Ping for 20 years until it was demolished. These historical equipments were originally set on their way to the landfill.
To rescue these modular webbings, they have been re-designed into durable, practical everyday backpacks, Fieldpack 58.
Looking at the environmental crisis our world is facing, Kevin believes that designers have the responsibility to re-create the world for the better. Designs have to be sustainable by enriching the environment, users as well as the society.
Instead of continually draining new resources/materials to create new products, Kevin is experimenting with waste materials, reusing them to create new products and also collaborating with different NGOs to produce the products locally. He wishes to inspire people to have a new perspective of how products are being made, consumed and disposed.