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The story of Yoshida & Co. begins over 100 years ago in 1918, when Kichizo Yoshida began training in bag making at just 12 years old. By 1935, Yoshida was an expert craftsman and he decided to launch his own atelier ‘Yoshida Kaban Seisakujo’ in the Kandasuda-cho neighborhood of Tokyo. In 1951, during the difficult aftermath of WW2, Yoshida reformed the company as Yoshida & Co., Ltd and relocated to its current day head offices in Higashi-Kanda.
The company’s now iconic Porter brand was officially launched in 1962 and was the company’s first private label at a time when most domestic Japanese makers were only sub-contracted from other brands. This decision would prove to be key to the brands success, and through its impeccable quality and unique branding it quickly gained a large and devoted following both in Japan and eventually across the globe. PORTER believes that every product holds the craftsmens heart and soul into every stitch and therefore each bag is meticulously thought out from conception, fabric, hardware, usability, and final production. Today the Porter brand is still run by the family of Kichizo Yoshida and each product continues to be made in Japan by the hand of skilled craftsmen.
This season we continue our relationship with Japanese luggage experts, PORTER®, with a concise collaborative collection. Using a specially crafted CORDURA® X-PAC material, each piece offers a highly durable construction with abundant functional storage options. The collection is made in Japan from a three layer PORTER® original fabric that is constructed with an abrasion resistant 1000D CORDURA® outer fabric that is bonded to a lightweight, tear resistant and flexible 840D X-PAC sailcloth which adds further strength and flexibility. This is then bonded to a polyethylene terephthalate PET film for durable water repellence. Military-grade finishings and exceptionally durable hardware, such as YKK VISLON® Metaluxe zippers, further the permanence and utility of each piece.
In collaboration with Japanese luggage experts Porter Yoshida & Co the Utility Tote bag offers versatile storage and everyday applicability. The main compartment features dual YKK® VISLON® Metaluxe zipper closure and the interior features a laptop sleeve, zip pouch compartment and two inner slot compartments for organization. A large 3D, snap flap utility pocket is applied to the outer for quick access to daily necessities, while a zip slot compartment at the other side provides secure storage for keys or a wallet. Carrying options include two nylon tape top handles and an adjustable, detachable nylon tape shoulder strap. Finished with dual branded woven labels. Made in Japan.
In collaboration with Porter Yoshida & Co. our HAVEN Utility Helmet Bag offers multi-use storage in a water repellent and highly durable Cordura® X-Pac nylon. In addition to a top zip main compartment, the front features a series of 3D utility pockets, all fastened with branded snaps and YKK VISLON® Metaluxe zippers. We’ve updated the latest version with internal laptop sleeve and stash pockets for valuables. Carrying options include two nylon tape top handles and an adjustable, detachable nylon tape shoulder strap. A dual branded woven brand label at the front completes the look. Made in Japan.
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/ PORTER Utility Tote Bag - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon
/ PORTER Utility Helmet Bag - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon
/ PORTER Utility Day Pack - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon
/ PORTER Utility Waist Bag - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon
/ PORTER Utility Zip Pouch - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon