A Look Inside the Process of Bringing a Bag to Market

We’ve heard from some of you that you’re anxious to get your hands on the Pakt One, so we thought we’d share a little insight on the work that goes into producing a high quality bag.

Though it might seem like a simple process, it’s anything but.

In our case, although we had the original Malcolm Fontier Getaway bag to work from, we had to find all new materials, suppliers, and manufacturers, as it’s been more than five years since we originally produced that bag. Plus we had years of experience traveling with it and some great ideas about how to make it even better.

The materials industry these days is largely based in Asia. And given our manufacturing partner is in Vietnam and our design team is located in New York, Boston, and Hong Kong by way of Sweden, creating this bag is truly a global effort.

So between designing, sourcing the best materials, creating and receiving samples, road testing our samples, giving and implementing feedback, putting things on planes and trains and automobiles (and pallets and ships too), and landing on a product we feel 100% confident about that meets our high standards and makes our customers happy, it’s quite the production. (Pun fully intended!)

Oh and did we mention that we’re currently riding out shipping delays from a devastating typhoon that hit SE Asia just days after another devastating typhoon?

So yeah, there’s a lot of work and complex logistics in play here, and we try to be mindful of conserving resources every step of the way. Another fun fact for you: Pakt, and most other manufacturers, employ a process known as “containerization” for shipping. We use a compact carton that will maximize the number of bags we can fit in each container and therefore minimize the carbon footprint required to get the bag into your hands. So your Pakt One will have already traveled a lot of miles before your first trip!

We’re working as quickly as we can to bring you the Pakt One. And we’re appreciative of your support and enthusiasm in the meantime.

The bags are looking amazing, and we can’t wait to show them off. You’ll be the first to know when we’re ready!