100% made in the USA is hard to come across now a days, but Forestbound Original Bag Co. breaks the mold. Alice Saunders founded the brand in 2007, located in Fringe Union in Somerville, Massachusetts. All of the designing, cutting, sewing, and shipping is done here in the USA right in Alice's studio.

Forestbound uses found and salvaged textiles to create their distinct line of tote bags and carryalls. Doing so, Forestbound Originals hopes to revive a piece of the past to give it a new life. Alice was even able to feature her bags in the WWII movie, Allied, where she got to use WWII era materials to create her masterpieces!

Apart from her amazing canvas bags, she also has a line called Long May They Run. The line is dedicated to being active and remembering those who are no longer able to. Profits of this line of tees, tanks, and hoodies are donated to The Association For Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD). Long May They Run gives you the opportunity to support a great cause and look great while doing so.

Here at Simplicity in Mind, we carry the must have ESCAPE + WANDER over night bags. 18oz sturdy canvas creates the perfect bag to carry all the essentials and more for your weekend getaway. Not to mention these totes photograph so well. Forestbound Original Bag Co. is the perfect brand for anyone who loves to travel. Come into the shop + see what which Forestbound bags we currently have available!

Written by Janeetsa Ortiz for Simplicity in Mind