The original Calvin backpack was created for the annual runway-style fundraiser, The Power of the Purse. Each year, Girls Inc. pairs “Purse-onalities” with designers to create one-of-a-kind bags, which are then sold at auction. Some of these bags bring in as much as $10,000 to support Girls Inc.’s mission of giving young women the tools they need to succeed.
In 2016, Looptworks collaborated with NBC Grimm's Claire Coffee and Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest to create the Calvin backpack.
Our goal: create Claire Coffee's ideal backpack that would gel with her busy lifestyle. From the get-go, the synergies between Claire and Looptworks’ design team promised a phenomenal end result. And The Calvin is just that: A bag that is light-weight, durable, designed for one-handed use, and looks great whether you’re running errands or going out to dinner. Learn more about the design process that went into the collaboration with Claire here.
For 2018, we returned for our 3rd year as a designer for the event, this time teaming with Samantha and our purse-o-nality, Portland Trail Blazers starter CJ McCollum.
Sam and CJ liked the idea of a backpack as CJ travels regularly as a Portland Trail Blazer, and Sam enjoys carrying a backpack over other accessories. They were both fond of our Moto pack, so we started there. Sam wanted to add some color, so we emboldened it with a splash of blue suede, utilizing boot leather sourced from Danner boots. Left over from a discontinued model, the entire pack was upcycled utilizing excess materials.
Although you can't get the one-off Danner edition, you can still get our Moto backpack!
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