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/distractions, I landed a sewing gig repairing outdoor gear. The pandemic shut down in 2020 left me with some time to fill and I filled it with luggage. 

The last couple years have been a whirlwind of prototypes, field testing, and learning the ins and outs of operating a website based manufacturing business. I celebrate the successes no matter how small and I learn from the things that don’t go according to plan. 

Lords Luggage currently has a web store stocked with a variety of useful bags. We partner with Bantam Bicycle Works to provide a suit of bags for their Travelall Complete Bicycle. And we 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