Nation of Nmds believe in living the adventurous life they want you to experience. That's why this young Swedish company isn't really based anywhere at all. Their abbreviated name explains it all: they're nomads, with digital offices not only in Stockholm but in Los Angeles and San Antonio, Texas, too. Key products — notably weekender bags, duffles and backpacks — reflect a Swedish form-follows-function ethos to take you to whichever end of the earth consumes your imagination right now.
The founders of Nation of Nmds describe themselves as "four Swedish strangers, all from different places and walks of life, but with a shared interest in the seemingly endless exploration of life and land". Each piece this young company releases encompasses that ethos. Subtle yet tough handcrafted weekender bags are carry-on friendly, with a premium construction that belies their price point, underlining the label's insistence on dealing direct with the artisans who craft their bags.
Materials are key. High quality 100% cotton canvas is water-repellent and biodegradable. Nation of Nmds emphasise that all of the canvas that's used for their bags is free of AZO dyes which can be harmful to the environment, testament to their care for the planet these adventure bags are designed to explore. Leathers are free of harmful chemicals, while non-toxic fittings are used throughout.
Backpacks and even toiletry bags are subject to the same demanding standards, with subtle design features that only seasoned travellers would know how to design in to each product. Interior key fob? Of course. Trolley strap on your carry-on friendly tote bag? Naturally. American made hoodie in rugged 100% lightweight French terry? Ready for endless journeys.
Nation of Nmds know what they're doing because they're doing it themselves every day. These are products for travellers by travellers, and there's nothing more authentic than that. Now, where's the departure gate?