This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are $49.99 away from Free Shipping*.

Buy a Phone Sling, get 20% off The Canvas Strap!

Free Shipping* on orders $49.99+

The Evolution of Bagnets

The Evolution of Bagnets

Relatively speaking, the history of my company is short.

I invented Bagnet in the winter of 2014 so it’s just over 4 years old. In those four years I have gone from inventing and patenting (which I did myself, the longest and most arduous task EVER) to hand-making and hawking at street faires, to web development and Facebook ads (another planet altogether), to professional manufacturing and fulfillment, to actually hiring a team and running an honest-to-God business. In those 4 years though, Bagnet itself has gone through so many changes and iterations.

The Evolution of Bagnets

In 2014 I would bring home faux leather swatches from my day job (office furniture sales and design) and hand cut and sew Bagnets. I graduated to a steel rule die which you hammer a few times with a mallet to get a precisely cut piece of leather. My husband would hammer out the leather pieces in the garage as I would be sewing in my home office. Soon we got smart and bought a steel rule die that cut 3 Bagnet shapes at a time, and my husband did 3x the work in the same amount of time. Soon after that, we invested $1000 in a Tippmann Clicker which would hydraulically press the steel rule die into several layers of leather, creating a dozen Bagnet cutouts at a time. All the while I was making day trips to San Francisco to buy the coolest materials I could find. I used a variety of hardware and stitching colors and offered a rainbow of handmade Bagnets at every street faire I worked.

The Evolution of Bagnets

Soon it became too much for me to handle as the website took off and orders increased, so I found a manufacturer in LA who assured me they could make retail quality Bagnets at an affordable price. It turned out that was NOT true, and I scrambled to find another manufacturer who could make quality Bagnets. I ended up finding not only one but TWO amazing companies who now produce all of my products. I love looking at the evolution of Bagnets from handmade to professionally-made real leather, to the Sport collection, the Minis, the Kids, and now the Vinyl Pop collection – it’s like a mini stroll down memory lane!

Delivery estimates are not guaranteed. Once your order ships, please check the provided tracking number for updates.


Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are $49.99 away from free shipping.
No more products available for purchase