ForestCityPortage

Forest City Portage

Cleveland, Ohio · 46 Sales

ForestCityPortage

Forest City Portage

Cleveland, Ohio 46 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Designer Michael Hudecek hand crafts each item at Forest City Portage to reflect it's Rust Belt heritage. Tough as nails, dependable, yet with more than a dash of refinement, everything that leaves the shop on Cleveland's west side is designed to be there to the end. Sustainable fabric options are available including post-consumer sailcloth (Dacron and Kevlar), thrifted suiting material, burlap from a local roaster, pre-consumer waste vinyl from an inflatables manufacturer in town (good for h2o proof liners) and Mertexin Waxed Canvas milled in the USA. Custom orders are encouraged, please send a message.

Announcement

Designer Michael Hudecek hand crafts each item at Forest City Portage to reflect it's Rust Belt heritage. Tough as nails, dependable, yet with more than a dash of refinement, everything that leaves the shop on Cleveland's west side is designed to be there to the end. Sustainable fabric options are available including post-consumer sailcloth (Dacron and Kevlar), thrifted suiting material, burlap from a local roaster, pre-consumer waste vinyl from an inflatables manufacturer in town (good for h2o proof liners) and Mertexin Waxed Canvas milled in the USA. Custom orders are encouraged, please send a message.

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Anonymous on Aug 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Oct 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

had a minor mishap, but it was more than made up with his customer service! would definitely order from again. thank you so much!

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was looking for. The added gift was equally appreciated.

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PERSISTANCE, DEDICATION, HARD WORK

each bag from forest city portage is designed in house and cut and sewn by hand. only the finest materials are used ensuring quality products that will last a lifetime. straps are fashioned from salvaged seat belt webbing and materials from auto upholstery to torn sails, from burlap coffee bags to hemmed dress prints, from waste diverted vinyl to thrifted suiting cloth are brought in and mixed with 1000 Denier Cordura or 18oz. Martexin Original Waxed Canvas to create beautiful upcycled bags, packs and tote bags that will last a lifetime. from a college graduate fresh from a month-long visit to china and no desire to work in a cubicle farm to a self-employed designer who taught himself to sew on his mother's home sewing machine and now has a fleet of industrial machines of different ilks, the drive and commitment of owner michael hudecek can be seen in every stitch. now in it's fourth year of incorporation, forest city portage has expanded its product line from only three sizes of courier bags to over six and has developed an entire line of products to include several types of backpacks, tote bags, and other carrying solution from hip packs to weekenders. customization has led the way to success and while there have absolutely been some repeats, nearly every bag is unique do to the nature of the upcycled materials and artistic color, texture and fabric combinations.

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  • Michael Hudecek

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    self taught designer Michael Hudecek began forest city portage in a 3rd story walk-up as a creative outlet and to support his car-free lifestyle. 6 years on, fcp has bags for people of all types who are on the go.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2013
Forest City Portage is a one man courier bag shop located in Cleveland, Ohio. Each bag is handmade and designed in shop with attention to detail and the customer's desires. Currently available are 3 full sized Messenger Bags along with 3 variations on a modern Hip-Pack, Tool Pouches, and Wallets. Coming soon are Porteur Bags, Randonneur Packs, and Panniers. While the designs are standardized for the sake of patterns, special requests are taken and encouraged. All bags are made with 1000D Cordura and a floating 18oz. Vinyl Coated Polyester lining for optimum waterproofing. Visit my Flickr Page for more pictures of past work and ideas for designs @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/forestcityportage/.

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Forest City Portage uses USPS Priority mail unless customer requests otherwise.