Po Campo is passionate about making thoughtfully designed, thoroughly user-tested bags as mobile as you.
Where We Came From
Living in Germany during college, founder Maria Boustead came to love biking as her way to get around. It was eco-friendly and affordable, and she got a little exercise and adventure along the way. It was also super fun, reminding her of the magic of being a kid on a bike. Moving to Chicago—one heckuva flat, gridded city—was a pretty excellent biking decision.
Maria had the bike, but now she needed the bag. As a bicyclist and a professional, she had a lot to carry for everything from commuting to working to meeting up with friends. And, there was a need for a bag that could go along for the ride, and look good after.
Po Campo brings Maria's industrial designer background—when there's a problem, why not solve it with a great product?—to her love of cycling. She couldn't find the bag that worked on the bike and off, so she made one. No more sweaty straps, no more distractions, no more drab and dreary colors.
Today, Po Campo is an internationally distributed line of vegan, weatherproof bags with reflective accents and plenty of pockets for storing your devices. Versatility, function, and style are the heart of our "No Compromise" approach. You don't, and shouldn't, have to choose between a mobile, sustainable lifestyle and a bag that you love.
Where We're Going
Since 2009, the number of people who love biking, skating, and scootering around town continues to grow. There are protected lanes, dedicated traffic signals, and booming efforts to bring bike shares and e-scooters to cities around the world. That makes us so happy, and it also shows us a clear (bike) path to our future.
Growth for Po Campo means listening to all the people who matter—our intrepid urban mobility kindreds—and designing for you. Our tight-knit, global team works from LA to Hong Kong, Seattle to New York, connecting with alternative transportation communities to stay on top of everything from trends to advocacy. We promise to keep evolving to be more sustainable, more functional, more inclusive, more innovative, more awesome from bags to beyond.
Be Bold. You know what sucks? Stasis. The same old, same old. Confidently being ourselves and taking on challenges leads us to explore new avenues, new connections, and new experiences.
Be Purposeful. Impact matters. Every part of our business has the power and potential to move us forward – or backward. Do things, the right things, for reasons that matter.
Be Engaged. Urban mobility takes us places. We live in a multicultural, multi-sensorial environment. We can choose to thrive through inclusivity and by valuing different viewpoints.
Have Fun. Life's got its ups and downs. Why not laugh along the way? A good guffaw is the absolute best way to capture the childlike wonder biking, scooting, and skating are all about.
Strides Towards Sustainability
Sustainability is a practice, not a perfect. At Po Campo, we're a work in practice, learning and growing wherever we can. Here's a recap of our steps to sustainability:
2009: Help people live a more sustainable lifestyle by making it easier to get out of their car and onto a bike
2018: Launched the Quest for Sustainability video series, established a Code of Conduct, partnered with a boutique factory that pays its staff well and has relationships with sustainably certified suppliers
2019: Introduce our Sustainable Slate fabric made out of 100% recycled water bottles
2020: Eliminate the single-use polybags from our line
A portion of every sale goes to mobilize students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs through the Power of Bicycles in areas of the world where distance is a barrier.
50 Bags Equals One Bike
Every time we sell 50 bags through our online store we fund a bike through World Bicycle Relief! A portion of sale goes to mobilize students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs through the Power of Bicycles in areas of the world where distance is a barrier.
SHOP NOW TO GET US ONE BAG CLOSER TO A NEW BIKE!
Why do we want them to have a bicycle? Because:
In developing countries, millions of people walk for miles each day just to survive. On foot, individuals race against the sun to complete everyday tasks. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare, and delivering goods to market.
World Bicycle Relief delivers specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles for people in need. We’ve developed an efficient, innovative, and scalable model to empower students, health workers, and entrepreneurs in rural developing regions with life-changing mobility.
We believe in this cause and support the liberty, opportunity and fun owning a bike can provide. For more on the World Bicycle Relief, please check out their site.