No matter what your use case for a backpack, be it something for work, travel, active, or a general everyday bag, having something that is lightweight is always an important feature to look for. The demand for lightweight backpacks derives from a few trends that we frequently talk about with bags; how the digitization of […]Read more "What makes a lightweight backpack?"
Back in the 1980s, vegetarianism started to gain mass cultural popularity as a newer, more ‘conscious’ lifestyle. Although the growth of that trend has slowed in the subsequent decades, the past few years has led to a new wave of animal rights advocates, refusing to eat or consume any type of animal products, now more […]Read more "What is Vegan Leather and why do bag designers use it?"
As people aim to simplify their life in this highly chaotic world (insert Marie Kondo meme), embracing a minimalist lifestyle with the objects that we carry, whether for work, travel, or leisure, can also be productive; and it’s a trend that we continue to see with backpacks and bags that brands are creating.Read more "The Idea Behind a Minimalist Backpack"
The airline industry is known for being a highly competitive and low margin business, with the WSJ calculating a 9% profit margin in 2017 as “healthy.” growth for U.S. airlines. As a result of the tight margins, we’re seeing airlines start to make more profit per passenger in extra surcharges, like baggage fees, seat fees, reservation-change […]Read more "Discovering the best carry on backpack for travel"
Similar to how every day carry backpacks evolved to always include a laptop compartment and why gym bags have a shoe compartment, the recent trend in minimalist, slim wallets is no different to the cultural trend of us needing to carry less because of the pervasiveness of the digital world.Read more "The Rise of the Minimalist Wallet"
Backpacks have changed as the things that we carry have evolved over the last decades. 20 years ago, your backpack was either a school bag or if you were ahead of the times, you could have carried a bulky laptop briefcase. The same can be said for today’s gym bags.Read more "Finding a Gym Backpack with a Shoe Compartment"
Work backpacks are the latest trend for working professionals of all types, from creatives to bankers and consultants handing in their briefcase for a professional work backpack.Read more "Finding the Perfect Work Backpack"
The story of how the zipper came to be and its rise to the top where it’s used in almost every industry today is a surprisingly complicated one.Read more "When Was the Zipper Invented?"
When deciding on a new bag, one of the first things to consider is what type of material or fabric you’d like it to be made out of. As a Nike bag designer once said, “when I design anything, my first instinct is to think about the materials and the properties of these materials.”Read more "9 Types of Materials that Bags are Made Of"
Small Leather Goods have been used for much of human civilization as tools. This is an overview of some of the more commonly used small leather goods today. 1. Key Case The Key Case features hooks or loops to attach several keys. Many key cases also include multi-functional pocket organizers for additional storage. Key Cases […]Read more "11 Types of Small Leather Goods"
Wallets & Purses are a category of small bags used to store and access monetary items. Serving both a dual purpose of keeping your money safe and secure, while also acting as a fashion accessory item, wallets and purses are a must have essential in every persons bag or pocket. 1. Purse A Purse is […]Read more "12 Types of Wallets & Purses"
Luggage & Trunks are primarily used for transporting personal items during travel. Most of these are also considered large bags that vary in either a hardside or softside case based on personal preference or use case. 1. Hardside Luggage A Hardside Luggage suitcase is constructed from harder and durable materials like aluminum, ABS, polycarbonate, or polypropylene. Made […]Read more "9 Types of Luggage & Trunks"