Northern Folk Vendor Spotlight: Duluth Pack (Oh yeah... and don't forget that EPIC giveaway)
April 17, 2015
We've heard from a lot of the people who are excited about Northern Folk that they are especially enthusiastic about the fact that Duluth Pack will be there- and trust us, we totally understand why. We're stoked too.
Duluth Pack is such a champion of the American Made movement - they were dedicated to the values that define the lifestyle wayyy before it was considered cool to be conscientious about what kind of consumers we want to be.
We've talked enough about what American Made means over the past week here on the blog so we figured we'd cut right to the chase and share an interview we did with Ryan Hanson from Duluth Pack. Don't forget that there's a sweet giveaway going on the AENDEE Facebook page where you can win a whole set of great pieces from Northern Folk vendors, including a beloved Scout Pack by Duluth Pack!
What is Duluth Pack? What are you all about?
Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag maker in the United States at 133 years old. All of our bags are made in our historic 100+ year old factory by craftspeople that utilize time tested methods by hand, from start to finish. All of the bags that have left our factory since 1882 have carried a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship and hardware. Our focus is on quality, handcrafted bags that will stand the test of time.
What does American Made mean to Duluth Pack?
As a heritage American brand, we believe in making the highest quality products possible. We hear daily from customers that have a bag 30, 40, 50+ years old that is still in use, and often times, has been passed down a few generations. Seeing bags that over 100 years old come in for a couple of new straps reinforces the quality work that we still put into every bag. We've also seen a change in mindset towards American made goods in the last 5-8 years. People are realizing that in buying American made products, they might pay a little more, but they're supporting an American workforce and they're investing in a higher quality product that lasts. We love that.
Photo by Jenna Kutcher
Who do you make products for?
Duluth Pack makes products for everyone. We have bags for use in everyday life, like our backpacks and portfolios. We also make luggage for travelers, canoe packs for the outdoor adventurist in all of us, hunting and fishing accessories, and all the way down to little stockings for your Christmas tree. You'll see a hipster in New York wearing the same pack as a retiree on the Superior Hiking Trail, which speaks to the versatility and widespread appeal of what we do. We make bags for everyone.
Enter to win this sweet set of goods by clicking here or on the image below:
AENDEE named Martha Stewart American Made Finalist!