This collection of leather bags and accessories was created in collaboration by Home Front Vintage and Natthakur. Each product is lined with a genuine silk Escape map from the Cold War.
Escape maps were the creation of Clayton Hutton, an eccentric MI9 British Army Officer during WW2. Hutton had maps printed onto silk as they don't degrade in water or rustle like paper. The maps were issued to the military throughout WW2 and beyond. Troops would hide the maps inside the lining of their uniforms, or they would hollow out the heel of their boots and hide them in there. If they were captured or shot down, the map would aid in their escape to find their way home.
You can also purchase items from this collection at The National Army Museum in London.