Every bag has a story - what's yours?

I love it when a customer of ours proudly shows me her Po Campo bag that is still up and running despite years and years of use. She usually tells me where she got it, how long she's been using it, and shares some of her most memorable bike adventures that she's had while using it.

The bag tends to be, let's say, lovingly worn. It might be discolored, it might have some replacement parts, but it's obvious that she uses the bag pretty much all the time. We set out to create the BFF of bags – the bag that is always by your side and supporting in you in all your endeavors. When I see this old bags, I know that we're doing that.

Next year will be our 10th year in business (!!!) and I feel ready to take it to the next level. Like most of our customers, one of the aspects that I value most about biking is that it is better for the environment than other modes of transportation. Since we are choosing biking to better align with our sustainable lifestyle, shouldn't the products we use also be as good for the environment as possible?

We would love the help of our community as we start down this path in creating a more sustainable product. One aspect we're working on is how to keep the product in use as long as possible. How do we celebrate the character of the bags as they age? How do we help our customers mend or repair their bags if something happens to it?

This is where you come in:

If you have a bag that you've been using for a long time, we want to see it, and hear its story! Send us an email with the following info:

  • What about it makes you treasure it?
  • Why haven't you switched to a newer bag?
  • If you've made any repairs, what did you do?
  • Send photos of the bag, and any parts that you've mended or repaired, or that need mending or repairs

Of course, we would LOVE to see a Po Campo bag that you treasure in this manner. But, if you have another bag from a different brand that fits the bill, that would certainly be helpful to.

Send emails and photos to: ilovemybag@pocampo.com 

What will we do with this information?

This is a work in progress, but, in a nutshell, we want to learn about what aspects of our bags (both tangible and intangible) that we should be celebrating, as well as ideas for designing for repair. 

Leave questions in the comment section below.


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