Portfolio Backpack | Rustic Brown

Sketchbook Crafts

SKETCHBOOK CRAFTS designer & maker Amber Jensen draws inspiration from nature and natural materials to create bags and backpacks that are both nostalgic and trendsetting. Following in the tradition of seamsters and seamstresses who came before, each Sketchbook bag is cut, assembled, sewn, punched, riveted, and lined by her two hands. The idea for each bag began as a drawing, was made into prototypes, used, then modified as needed to find the perfect balance of durability, style, and functionality. Amber sources materials locally or American-made when possible, and from traditional textile manufacturers around the world to create her thoughtful and practical bags. The style in each design transcends the boundary between wild, rural, and urban; between hipster and hippie. There's a sculptural aspect, a reverence for materials and their form, in a Sketchbook creation. There's also a boldness and individuality inherent in the way Amber puts her work into the world-- a passion for learning, developing ideas, independence, and craft that's rare.

This water resistant day-pack is designed a bit smaller, more sleek and with several compartments. This bag is perfect for travel because it can roll up small or can expand due to the clever darted design. This backpack features two main compartments, side-by-side, and each large enough for your lunch or up to a 15" Macbook. Between the two compartments are four smaller pockets and an open area to carry something that won't fit into the bag, like a rain jacket or a huge bag of trail mix.  The back pocket is lined with a layer of felt for comfort while wearing.  To close, the two larger pockets roll up together, protecting the interior pockets from the elements. The closure is a simple stud that fits into a leather strip. The shoulder strap are adjustable and made of genuine leather.  This adds to the sleek and timeless design.

12” x 1-4” x 14-20”

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