Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Vendor Spotlight: Transient Bag Co.
List your shop name and give a brief description of your work and process.
Transient Bag Co. formed as a company, in the spring of 2008, with one goal in mind. Producing quality products at fair and affordable prices
All products are constructed 100% in house, using top quality materials. The company goal is to provide you with the highest quality products, while proving that hand made products can be just as good (if not better) as what you would receive from one of the larger faceless companies out there. Transient Bag Co. strives to do all of this while still matching, aesthetics, durability, AND price.
Transient Bag Co began as (and remains) a small company, making hip pouches for friends. Over the past four years Transient grew into a company producing and providing a full line of products to customers all over the world. At it's peak, Transient supplied over 40 dealers worldwide. As of late the company has scaled back to 3 dealers and a webstore. Now producing smaller batches of bags in lower quantities, allowing for a wide range of custom products! This company was started solely by myself (Alex), but over the years I have received a LOT of help from friends, and a few employees. From cutting fabric, to production & helping piece together orders. Currently I am back to a one-man show, and working out of my home workshop. SO yes, when I say products are produced "In-House" I mean it!
This company started small, and from scratch. I chose not to hit ground running with big courier bags, and then throw in some smaller products later as an after thought. Everything Transient produces has been thought through and planned, specifically with you in mind.
Transient Bag Co. doesn't outsource, and we never will. Your love of Transient products, and support, keeps this company afloat. NOT budgeting for ads on MySpace. NOT by having someone the products for pennies on the dollar, and turning THEIR hard work, into a way to make a quick buck. Hard work, applied to something that I love, and the appreciation, and support, of and for the cycling community, will allow for than enough to survive. If it can't be constructed in-house, it won't me made.
What type of music do you listen to when you're hard at work?
I listen to a little bit of everything when I work. It really depends on the day, sometimes I think my neighbors must think I'm crazy going off the range of things they hear coming out of my workshop. From NPR related podcasts to, Sludge Metal, Pop-punk, Hip-hop, Bluegrass and/or Jazz amongst others haha.
What is your favorite summer ritual?
When I'm not buried in work? Spending time with friends, working and tinkering on bikes & mopeds. Impromptu rides to go swimming on those unbearably hot Baltimore summer days. Nights with friends @ Benji's Drive-in!
Where else can we find your work (online or stores).
Transient Bag Co Products can be found Locally at Baltimore Bicycle works, in Dallas TX @ Transit Bicycle Co, and Last but not least in Los Angeles @ Orange20 Bikes. Not to mention the assortment of products offered in the web-store to cater to everyone else around the globe!