Competition: win a Six-Colour Shopping Bag by Susan Bijl for Hay
The Six-Colour New Shopping Bag by Susan Bijl for Hay with Bertjan Pot

Competition: win a Six-Colour Shopping Bag by Susan Bijl for Hay

In our latest competition, we've teamed up with designer Susan Bijl to give away four bags from her collaboration with Danish brand Hay.

The Six-Colour Bag is an over-the-shoulder carrier created by Bijl that comes in a variety of vibrant colourways and is made from durable nylon.

Originally produced in a two-tone design, Bijl worked with frequent collaborator – designer Bertjan Pot – on a series of six-colour versions released in 2017.

We're giving readers the chance to win one of four new colourways of the multi-coloured shopper produced for the partnership with Hay, including the punchy Volvo palette of yellows, green and pale blue panels.

The Six-Colour New Shopping Bag by Susan Bijl for Hay with Bertjan Pot
There are four versions of the bag, including Volvo, each with six colours

Designed to "replace all other bags", the Six-Colour Bag can carry more than 20 kilograms in weight.

It is made from reinforced Ripstop nylon – a lightweight and durable fabric commonly used to make kites. The material is bluesign-certified, meaning harmful substances are removed from the manufacturing process.

The Six-Colour New Shopping Bag by Susan Bijl for Hay with Bertjan Pot
Horse has contrasting black, navy, red, brown, yellow and purple panels

Built to last, a hydrophobic, water-based coating protects the outside of the Ripstop nylon, that is less damaging to the environment than a conventional polyurethane coating.

Bijl's initial idea for a reusable shopping bag came from a desire to reduce the wasteful production of single-use plastic bags.

The Six-Colour New Shopping Bag by Susan Bijl for Hay with Bertjan Pot
The colour palettes, including this Grey bag, are curated by designer Bertjan Pot

Frequently seen on the streets of Bijl and Pot's home city of Rotterdam, the long-life bags have become a local icon since their inception, according to the studio.

"We meet people in our store that still use Shopping Bags that are over 10 years old. We have a care and repair service, so if anything happens to your bag, we fix it for free," said Bijl's studio.

The Six-Colour New Shopping Bag by Susan Bijl for Hay with Bertjan Pot
Agnes is the final combination of colours applied to the Ripstop nylon bag

Next year will mark 20 years since the first bag's production. Bijl's original two-tone bags are still sold today, alongside other products such as backpacks and pouches.

The bags can be bought from selected Hay retailers and Susan Bijl stores. Four winners will each win a Six-Colour Shopping Bag of their choice.

 

Competition closes Tuesday 11 June . Four winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and his or her name will be published at the top of this page.

Photography is by Jan Bijl for Hay.