Founded in 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, originally dubbed Eastern Canvas Products USA, Eastpak is a renowned American bag brand. Monte Goldman founded the company, originally tasked with manufacturing a line of duffel bags and protective gear for the U.S army. Eastpak then switched gears, and in 1977 launched its first collection of backpacks and bags geared towards American consumers. Since then, the brand has achieved international success. Not only has the brand been at the forefront of introducing colourful patterns to the backpack market, they have also shown a commitment to different causes. In 2010, the brand launched the Eastpak Artist Studio in support of Designers Against AIDS. Eastpak has also collaborated with several high fashion brands, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Manolo Blahnik. For practical bags, backpacks and accessories that you and your kids can rely on, you can’t go past this classic American brand.