Who is Sluggage?



Lords Luggage was born from a sewing background in sail making, marine canvas, and outdoor gear repair. 

I shuttered my sail repair & marine canvas business in 2011 to focus on raising my kids. By the time I emerged from full-time parenting, our family had moved and I was no longer connected to a local sailing scene. My mind was on sewing and after a few false starts, I landed a sewing gig repairing outdoor gear. The pandemic shut down left me with some time to fill and I filled it with luggage. I went on a deep dive of prototypes, field testing and learning the ins and outs of setting up and running an internet based manufacturing business.

After a year and a half operating out of a bedroom, Lords Luggage has moved into the historic Eastmoreland Market building in SE Portland, OR. Much of our production time is now focused on keeping our in-person retail shelves stocked with bags. As a result, the web store has been somewhat neglected recently. Not sure what the future holds, but for the time being we’ll continue to focus on operating in-person. We love visitors… shop hours and location are on our contact page.

We partner with Bantam Bicycle Works to provide a suit of bags for their Travelall Complete Bicycle. We also do table-top size custom canvas fabrication.

Much thanks to friends and family for the patience, encouragement and tough questions. And especially much thanks to my partner for listening when I need to vent and for picking up the slack where I fall short. 

Keep your powder dry,

Andy Schmidt
Lord Sluggage