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Tough Traveler Represents NY at White House Showcase
In 2019, Tough Traveler was honored to be chosen to represent NY manufacturing at the annual White House Made in America Product Showcase.
Joining one manufacturer from each state, we displayed the unique and high-quality bags designed & made by our talented New York artisans & craftspeople.
That same year, we were also the recipient of a NYS Senate Empire Award for our long-term commitment to supporting our community with good jobs & sustainable products.
Tough Traveler: An American Designer & Manufacturer
We've been in business since 1970, and have a long history of making durable bags in a fair and environmentally-friendly manner. We were "sustainable" before it was popular! All of our bags are designed and hand-sewn in our factory in Schenectady, NY. We use high quality, USA-made materials like genuine 1000 d. Cordura and YKK zippers.
Our bags are made with attention to detail and high-quality construction, such as triple-stitching in stress points - the process is slower and more expensive, but results in a product that will last many years!
If you have any questions, we welcome phone calls (1-800-468-6844) and visits to our factory store! Our staff is always happy to give you assistance. Need something a little different? We do custom work and can alter any of our products to suit you!
Check out (or add to!) some of our 5-star reviews at: Tough Traveler Google Reviews
Tough Traveler Ltd.
1012 State St
Schenectady, NY 12307
Mon - Fri, 11am - 5pm
A letter from Tough Traveler:
Soon it will be the holiday times gift-giving, and already USA-people are being warned that 'supply chains' will be very long and it may be difficult to obtain the import presents that are wanted.
Well, Tough Traveler is a USA design/USA manufacture company - we are not importers - and, while it may be difficult to get a few of the materials we usually get, we expect to be able to USA-source our materials as usual, and we definitely expect to have our very talented, capable, and loyal employees still working in our own factory here in the USA. In other words, all of us are grateful for your orders and we expect to be able to fill them in a timely manner!
All that said, please order early, our small, dedicated factory will want to fill all the holiday orders, and we will want to get the colors you ask for, but as it gets closer to the holidays color choices can get more limited! Also, last year there were a few mix-ups in deliveries and this year might be even worse as Post Office, Fed Ex, and UPS might have employee shortages!
Plus, we have noticed an increase in custom and customized orders, and the more time we have, the greater the possibilities to fulfill those orders!
We are looking forward to your holiday orders - and we are hoping they come early! If you are stumped which product to get for which recipient, please feel free to email or call us, we can give you suggestions!
Next week we will put out a small list of suggestions for gifts, and we hope that will help make it a bit easier - !
Sustainable fashion chic, still made in the USA! Made with care, durable materials, and convenient, comfortable, valuable features - and more!
You'll be glad - and your giftees will be glad - when your Tough Traveler(R) is with you for many years!
Suggestions this week:
Duffel Bags, Waist Packs, Backpacks for school, Backpacks for work, Backpacks for Camping & Hiking, Carry-ons, Garment Bags, Wheeled Luggage for small and big trips, great Pouches Large and Small - etc.!