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Trabasack

Invented by necessity but now a bag with an extra function for everyone. Our unique bag can be used on your lap for work and play anywhere. Trabasack has a purpose designed tray/ desk and small bean bag to level it on your lap, a place for your belongings and straps for versatile carry options. Originally created by a wheelchair user, Trabasack has improved the lives of thousands of disabled people. Made by social enterprise, fully funded from retail sales, all profits are reinvested to create, discover and share new products that help disabled people and promote social inclusion.
To create and share universal designs that make the promote social inclusion for disabled people.
Meet Clare

Meet Clare

Clare Edwards is an inventor, designer and a wheelchair user since a car accident in her teens. Her aim is to create inclusive and useful products for everyone whatever their age or ability. She was shortlisted for the Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year award, and her ‘trabasack’ has won many trade and design awards.

“As a wheelchair user I’m often in situations where I need to balance things on my lap. I’ve backpacked and I grew up in Zambia. I’ve seen people being very resourceful: “upcycling”. This inspired me to be a mosaic artist, sculptor and designer. Cutting, sewing and making prototypes comes naturally to me. I made the first Trabasack from curtains and a biscuit tin on a sewing machine! I wanted to make a travel bag that was easy to carry and use. I think products should be ‘designed for all’ so that they have a universal appeal.”

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Trabasack Mini - with Lap Tray £24.95 GBP
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Trabasack Mini Connect - with Lap Tray and velcro-ready surface £24.95 GBP


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