Never cut cardboard again.
Styrene, a divine material from the pouting norse gods of fashion, has been precision laser cut by Co-Kan lasersmiths for your pleasure to fit any Co-Kan bag. No more box cutters, no more bending, no more rough edges - just a perfect backing for your bag, every time.
At 1/16th an inch thickness, it’s thinner and stronger than cardboard - it’ll return to its shape after bending too. Simply tape or hot glue your favorite fabric around it, insert into your bag, and decorate!
Unsure how to use one of these? Click here to read our guide!
Designed for use with Co-Kan ita bags. The material cannot be pinned though.
This is the best way to create your layout. It's so easy to glue on fabric. I have actually removed and redone a layout and the hot glue did no damage to the backing so it was very easy to start over and improve!
It was a little big so I trimmed it with strong scissors but it still worked perfectly good. My pins look so cool and organized with the fabric I used. It doesn't bend easily which is very good for me. It was definitely worth it.
I've always been trying to get a good backing that's durable but not too flimsy, and co-kan's really fufills that! I got the affectuator for my affectuator-type ita bag (only a little bit bigger but I can't complain after all) and it feels so good to just take everything out without possibly damaging the back itself.
Like a previous reviewer, I purchased this thinking I'd be able to use it as a base for my pin collection in my ita bag. I did manage to secure a couple of them on by pushing them through before two got their posts bent and I decided the pins weren't meant to be inserted. That said, they make a great base, they're sturdy and easy to decorate and they are a perfect fit for my messenger bag as advertised. I used double sided tape to adhere fabric to mine but it would be easy to glue fabric or even paper on. I like that I can buy extra if I want to change up the style with a new fabric. I'm glad to hear that a backing that is meant to affix pins to is in the works, I'll definitely get one based on the quality of these!