Meet the Makers - Sherpani

Meet the Makers - Sherpani

Meet the Makers - Sherpani

By: Ed and Maria Ruzic

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Sherpani makes better luggage, backpacks and everyday bags to empower women who love to travel. Founded in 2002, Sherpani has a proud history of designing the most functional and sustainable bags on the market. Whether you’re headed for a day on the lake or exploring a far-off foreign city, Sherpani is here to elevate your adventures. 

The Essentials Collection is chock full of Sherpani’s tried-and-true iconic styles. Every bag in the collection is equipped with RFID protection so your credit cards and ID can’t be scanned through the fabric. This modern technology is woven into the front panel of each style, stopping cyber theft in its tracks. 

With comfort at the forefront of the design, Sherpani bags are lightweight and equipped with adjustable, un-twistable straps, organizational pockets and a light-colored interior for easy rummaging. Sherpani bags are durable and built to last, then backed by a product lifetime guarantee. 

Sherpani’s classic best-selling style, the Camden, has a convenient convertible design. This three-in-one bag can be carried as a backpack, crossbody or tote. The versatility of the Camden makes it the perfect bag for bringing those “just in case” items on an all-day adventure. 

Sherpani’s newest best-seller, the Hyk, is a hands-free hip pack for the minimalist on the go. The Hyk offers quick access to your belongings, a must-have for the traveler who wants to capture everything on camera. 

Every bag in the Essentials Collection is made from reclaimed plastic bottles. Through responsible manufacturing, Sherpani is giving a second life to single-use plastics. These bottles are broken down into flakes, spun into yarn, and treated with non-toxic dye to create the standout colors that have become a staple of the Sherpani style. The final product is a beautiful bag that is both functional in design and sustainable in practice. 

Sherpani has saved 4.2 million (and counting!) plastic bottles from landfills. In 2018, Sherpani was awarded the Champion of Sustainability award from Repreve, the industry leader in recycled materials. Alongside charitable action and community initiative, Sherpani is quietly doing the right thing every day for our people and our planet. 


Read more of our stories in Issue 25 of Lake and Company.