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Interview with Carryology.com

Here you can read an interesting interview with Jon Custis at Carryology.com. Enjoy the pleasant chat about running a small independent brand, product development, crowdfunding and future drops!

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ATD Supply X LilBoo Copenhagen Kids Backpack

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of making a backpack for kids. Not just a scaled down version of a full sized pack, but a product that is intended for the actual users.  Like adults, kids need abrasion resistance, easy access, comfortable suspension and well thought organization but, compared to adults, they don’t have the time to get used to exotic design choices. Kids have way more important things to do than handling roll tops, compression straps, double compartments, etc, and the benefits of these solutions are not something they can easily get in everyday use. In other words, it had to be “Simple”. As many other ideas, this just remained at that stage until Peter and Nana from Copenhagen...

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Making the ATD1: Industrialized Craftmanship

Our bags, including ATD1 Backpack, are made in an advanced workshop set in a secluded countryside area in Central Italy, just between the beaches of the Adriatic sea and the Apennines mountains. The setting is inspiring, surrounded by green, rounded hills and medieval towns. I like to call our production process "industrialized craftmanship". "Craftmanship" because all of them are entirely built from scratch by a single artisan and his intern, and every step is made in-house. "Industrialized" because all the bags are made one step at a time: all the cutting, all the straps, all the bottoms, and so on. It usually takes 7 to 9 weeks to fully produce a 100-pieces ATD1 backpack run from the moment we receive all the raw materials. We start...

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ATD1 Backpack: Cordura® 500d or X-Pac® VX21?

ATD1 Backpack now comes in two fabric options: for our 3rd production run we decided to play around and experiment using X-Pac® VX21 for a limited amount of packs. X-Pac® fabrics are laminated products originally developed by Dimension Polyant for sail makers and they became increasingly used in the softgoods industry. VX21 is a solid balance of durability and weight with DWR treated 210D nylon as outer face, polyester X-PLY mesh at 22 degrees in the center, 0.25 mm PET film for water resistance and backed by a 50D Poly taffeta to protect the PET film. As soon as we opened pre-orders, we were contacted by people asking us what fabric they should have chosen for their pack: here are our thoughts,...

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