Start-Up Spotlight: Pack Differently With The Travel Line

The Travel Line

I love a good travel start-up almost as much as I love to (try to) pack more efficiently with less stuff, which is why when I came across The Travel Line by Peak Design, I was highly impressed with their line of products.

What is The Travel Line?

The Travel Line is a crowdfunding-backed product designed to help you pack better for your next adventure. The product line was created by Peak Design and includes an array of packing options such as:

  • Travel backpacks (in 35, 45 and 65L)
  • Packing cubes
  • Camera cubes
  • A collection of pouches for washing, shoes and tech accessories

If you’re looking for the perfect bag to take on your next adventure, The Travel Line Bags might be perfect for you.

I don’t know about you, but I’m personally eyeing up their travel duffel.

About Peak Design

One of the cool things I found out while I was doing research into Peak Design is that they’re “the world’s most crowdfunded active company​.” Over their lifespan so far they’ve run six different Kickstarter campaigns and have raised over $15-million. Which, if you think about it, is incredibly impressive!

Peak Design was Peter Dering who essentially wanted to find a way to cart his professional camera around better while he travelled the world. From there he’s built a mini bag empire, focusing on travel, every day and camera bags.

Since its inception in 2010, Peak Design has launched over 100 products and hired 34 employees. They tout themselves as a company that designs products that solve real problems. Better yet, they do it sustainably. 

Sustainable Design

When I’m looking for start-ups to research, I specifically look for ones that I think make the planet, as a whole, a better place. I don’t expect the world to change overnight, but I do like to see that the people creating, building and designing products, services and experiences are doing it with the future in mind.

So here’s what I like about Peak Design’s sustainable design policy:

They use sustainable materials. Peak Design works with recycled textiles to create their product and they also adhere to Bluesign Restricted Substances List. Not only that but they partner with other organizations through the Outdoor Industry Association to help create sustainability tools and are working towards Bluesign Certification.

They care about their workers. Peak Design assures customers that they “adopted official standards for worker treatment, pay, safety, and conditions, and help our partner factories meet or exceed them.”

Finally, they offset the carbon they emit and even partnered with BioLite to create a non-profit named Climate Neutral because they believe that all companies should be carbon neutral. 

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I think the idea behind The Travel Line (and some of the products that I’ve seen) are fantastic, and I can’t help but love Peak Design’s commitment to sustainability!

Have you tried a bag from The Travel Line? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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