A few weeks ago, we started hearing about this new bag brand out of Poland of all places! The brand is called Mixed Works and their stuff looks fantastic. I wanted to share a little bit of the company’s backgrounds because I feel this is a brand we should keep an eye on.
Mixed Works is primarily operated by its founder, Jan, who started the company in 2004 while he was a student. He started out making bags on an old sewing machine just for his own needs, but (no surprise), soon his friends and friends were clamoring for bags of their own. He soon graduated with degrees in Interior Design and Industrial Design, having designed clothing, furniture, and and lights as part of his study. Luckily, he never stopped making bags.
Launched in January 2012, Mixed Works was launched in collaboration with Jan’s sister, who is a graphic designer. They focus primarily on messenger bags, backpacks, and accessories. The bags are designed to be high-quality and functional and feature Cordura 1000 nylon, truck tarps, ITW buckles, YKK zippers, nylon thread and webbing. The bags follow a design philosophy of being aestethically pleasing while fully functional. Every feature has a function; no superfluous straps here. They are handmade in a small workshop in Poland.
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