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Creativity & Craftmanship: Arcido Cofounder Felix Explains How We Achieve Unbeatable Build Quality

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Creativity & Craftmanship: Arcido Cofounder Felix Explains How We Achieve Unbeatable Build Quality

Arcido began in response to a growing demand for high-quality travel backpacks, which prioritize functionality, versatility, and durability. Co-founder, Felix, has traveled the world searching for the very best materials and manufacturing techniques, trying out every option until he found something he could be proud of. Although this is a technical process, drawing and improving on the science behind the best available products, it is also an exercise in creativity. To go beyond that which already exists, Arcido needed to break new ground. This begins with a clear vision, aimed at making a life on the road easier and promoting...

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Crowdfunding Lessons Learned from Arcido's Japan Campaign

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Crowdfunding Lessons Learned from Arcido's Japan Campaign

I remember being in Shinjuku walking behind a group of young salarymen. Without exception, they had cool bags: briefcases, hold-alls, backpacks. It wasn’t much of a stretch to dream about a future where one of them would want to carry an Arcido backpack. Japan is one of the world’s largest markets for high-quality backpacks and accessories; to be a part of it would be incredible. It’s difficult to know where to start in a market as large and impenetrable as Japan’s. Clearly, there are a lot of savvy consumers who might be interested in lightweight travel gear; Japanese consumers are...

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2018 Arcido Year in Review

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2018 Arcido Year in Review

ProductI find it useful at the end of the year to think about what we were doing the year before, and what things we are doing now that we couldn’t have done back then. At the end of 2017, we were pretty sure our Faroe bag had been well-received. It seemed like a good strategy to take this product and extend the concept. Which is what we did; planning a crowdfunding campaign for February in 2018. Our second Kickstarter campaign launched in early 2018 and got off to a great start. Although things slowed down towards the end, we raised...

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How We Managed The Unexpected: An Update And Thank You To Our Kickstarter Backers

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How We Managed The Unexpected: An Update And Thank You To Our Kickstarter Backers

Kickstarter campaigns rarely go to plan.

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