The Human Made pouch goes against the current flow of trends within fashion using a secret recipe that includes the right amount of craftsmanship and nostalgia. The Human Made pouch is based on '50s and '60s Americana workwear pieces through the process of deconstruction and the analysis of vintage garments from Nigo’s personal archive. The brand is what he describes as his attempt to selfishly create the clothes he felt like wearing. As an obsessive collector, Nigo’s warehouse includes an astonishing archive of vintage garments that for him serves as the starting point. The Human Made pouch, therefore, is part of the reinterpretation of pre-1960’s Americana clothing and accessories. The Human Made pouch has a more mature tone in comparison to those of his previous projects. To Nigo, the chosen era represents lost technology while shining a light on the no longer existing machines capable of making the stitching and fabrics we love in old garments.
The Human Made pouch is all about the process, paying attention to detail, design, and construction. Quality is guaranteed as the Human Made pouch is produced by artisans in the famous Osaka Warehouse. The products created under this philosophy include utilitarian workwear, t-shirts and the Human Made pouch. Aimed at a smaller audience, the Human Made takes on a graphic approach channeling themes found in Nigo’s everyday life. The curry-up graphic found on the Human Made pouch, for example, is a reference to his boutique dinner in Tokyo under the same name. Other motifs that have become synonymous with the Human Made pouch include the polar bear, duck, tiger, and trademark heart-logo. Nigo's brand seems to be equally as good at collaborations, with names such as Adidas, Girls Don’t Cry, and KFC as just some on its track record.
Nigo’s creative journey has inspired many, including Virgil Abloh, who paid homage to his legacy by inviting him to collaborate on Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall 2020 collection titled: LV2. The collection channeled the mod-era dandy through Nigo’s lens and left hints to the different stages of his career throughout, including ice cream-melt details, and the slogan “Louis Made” in reference to the one appearing on the Human Made pouch.
One of many popular accessories created by Nigo under the brand is the Human Made pouch that is often inspired by vintage military accessories. Making a case for utility, despite its small size the Human Made pouch manages to hold a couple of pockets. Easy to attach to any pant or bag, the Human Made pouch is primarily constructed using nylon and also counts with a snap fastening and a small logo detail. The Human Made pouch completes any look while also driving handy in everyday life.