I’m Lars, the founder behind the Berlin backpack label Fitz & Huxley. The idea for Fitz & Huxley was born in 2012 when I was looking for a stylish non-sports backpack for every day and couldn’t find anything nice but fully suitable for everyday use. No matter how long I searched, I couldn’t find anything without plastic-like materials, but with enough storage space and that also convinced me visually. I started to make contacts in India through friends and after a long search I found a production partner who shared my ideas of beautiful, high-quality, natural materials and could meet my high demands on environmental and social standards. The first prototypes were created and I became more and more sure of my cause. I gathered all my courage and my savings and ordered 400 backpacks. I feverishly counted the days for three months and then flew to India myself to inspect the first production batch. Unfortunately, to my great disappointment, the first backpacks produced didn’t look nearly as great as the prototype and I wasn’t sure why. I was devastated.