At Harper Collective, we understand that perfection is not always attainable in manufacturing, but we believe in continuous improvement and innovation to produce better and more sustainable products for everyone.

Our passion for creating functional and beautiful products from "trash" has led us to share our entire sourcing process with others, promoting full transparency in our operations.

Five years ago, we set out to create a luggage line made from sea plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic. Despite making numerous mistakes along the way, we persisted in our pursuit of this dream, designing our cases and logo and beginning the long process of bringing our vision to life.

Fortunately, we received incredible support from Phil, our project manager who brought 45 years of experience in luggage manufacturing to our team. His expertise was a game changer for us as we navigated the complexities of the technical category of luggage.

Throughout the years, we developed each part of our product from scratch, learning and growing with each step along the way. Our commitment to sustainability and innovation continues to drive us forward, as we strive to create products that are both functional and environmentally responsible.

As we are passionate about oceans and water, we started to study fishing nets recycling. After years of research, trial and errors we started a new development with Epsotech in Dusseldorf Germany.

The sea plastic that we use is a new technology and until this point it has never been used for a luxury product.

We partnered with Epsotech in Germany, a giant company specialising in plastics and committed to changing the future, to develop a new product using sea plastic and post consumer recycled plastics, a new technology.

We believe that by adopting such innovative solutions, we can help reduce plastic waste and contribute to creating a healthier planet for future generations.

At Harper Collective, our bags are meticulously crafted by hand at two locations: one in the UK with Linecross, and the other in Italy with Travetti, a family of luggage artisans with three generations of expertise based 40 miles from Milan.

We take pride in combining new and traditional production methods. We avoid using chemical glues, favoring aluminum rivets and stitching instead. When you choose our travel cases, you support local craftsmanship and invest in a product designed to last.

Our interior features a special collaboration with the legendary British brand Barbour.

To enhance the look, we have incorporated their signature diamond quilted trim, made from eco-friendly recycled nylon.

We've also added a zipper for convenience, allowing you to easily dry clean your Barbour trim whenever necessary.

Our distinctive Slick Operation telescopic handle and lightweight aluminum handles were initially developed in the UK. However, due to the complexity of the design, production there proved challenging. We found the perfect partner in Jollying, located in Guangdong, China. They manufacture these components, along with our durable wheels made from REINFORCED virgin plastic, ensuring the high quality and innovative lightweight design we are pursuing.

We thrive on experimenting with new partners and technology all the time.