High Quality Canvas Bags & Travel Accessories
Designed in Melbourne, Australia
Nomad Essentials was started in 2009 by Marnie Statkus & Dean Hawes in Melbourne, Australia.
Our Passion for traveling and the outdoors had taken us all over the world
but the whole time we kept coming back to the gear we were traveling with.
It seemed impossible to get a great bag or accessory that wasn’t plastic.
Somebody had be making bags that had all the features we needed and was comfortable to wear?
Something had to be done!
So, armed with Marnie’s Fine Arts Degree in one hand
and Dean’s Engineering expertise in the other
we set about designing our first bag.
We knew from the outset that it had to be cotton canvas,
we both still had canvas bags from 20 years ago and knew it was one of the few
materials strong enough to compete with plastics but still offer comfort and style.
Next, while travelling in one of our favourite countries, Indonesia, we got the opportunity
to have a friend make some of our canvas bag designs, and the rest is history…
We now live in Jogjakarta, Indonesia for 3 months each year
developing and testing new bags and generally making a mess in the workshop.
We love making the most functional and hard wearing
canvas bags and accessories we can.