J.A. Craghead & Company was founded in 2005 as an offshoot of a European mountaineering gear purveyor with deep Northwest roots. At the core of our company is the desire to make travel humane, whether it’s a walk to the market, a commute across town on the train, or a flight to somewhere far-away. As a boutique manufacturer, we produce everything ourselves in our Portland studio.
We believe in simplicity, longevity, and beauty. Both in the studio and in the field, we’re constantly testing, adjusting, and re-testing our products. In our experience, good design reduces complexities, bans gimmickry, and concentrates on craftsmanship.
We also believe that quality should be attractive. Because of this, we carefully combine durable core components with small run textiles and custom fabrics. Working with limited materials makes each run of individually numbered products interesting for us to create, and special for you to own.