TGA Member Profiles
Sutton Home Fashions
Sutton Home Fashions is a family-run business – its first employees were all immediate family members – devoted to providing value-priced premium solutions to the travel and bedding market, with an ever-expanding travel goods segment.
“We offer the most up-to-date trends, best prices and (more…)
SUITSUIT International BV
SUITSUIT® was established in 2008, with the goal of becoming a leading brand in innovative fashionable luggage and travel accessories. By identifying tomorrow’s fashion and style trends and understanding traveler’s needs, they have (more…)
Suitcases & More
When David Stoller founded Suitcases & More in Phoenix in 1985, his goal was to offer consumers quality travel products in a market he felt did not represent the category well. Established almost as an afterthought after Stoller diversified the family-owned travel agency he helped start three years earlier, he sought out new products from relatively young travel goods companies that would separate Suitcases & More from other stores. Over the years, Stoller has added many well-known and established names to its brand assortment.
“We choose suppliers by their desire to be different, responsible, and reliable,” Stoller says. “We helped break a mold of traditional luggage stores by becoming more of a travel store and providing products that were meant for travel and not just for looking good. Support from our vendors, product reliability, and price reliability continue to drive us forward.”
Suitcases and More, Inc. is located at 9301 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260; 480-860-0038; email@example.com.
In 2006, two traveling professionals tired of constantly looking for that “better” suitcase put their heads together to found Sttelli, with the goal of creating a stylish alternative that also delivers customer value.
“Sttelli’s suitcases and travel accessories strive to give travelers the tools to have a fun, hassle-free travel experience,” states Elias Gutt. “Our luggage lines are beautifully designed with both practicality and the traveler’s budget in mind.”
Sttelli luggage uses easy-to-identify luggage colors and name tags in beautiful combinations; Sttelli’s travel accessories aim to cover most travelers’ in-flight comfort needs and “away from home” amenities.
With more than 60 years of collective experience in the travel goods industry, Solite International’s founders have designed their products with a variety of exclusive features, including patented wheels that glide in silence with double bearings, patented (more…)
As passenger space on planes and public commuter resources continues to shrink, Sleep-A-Board founder Andy Miller began looking for a way to rest his head in the forward position. “Neck pillows and leaning against the window are not comfortable for me,” Miller says. “I created Sleep-A-Board to provide a support platform for your head in the limited passenger space available.”
Sleep-A-Board is a product of the PM Group, named for Andy’s father, who left an inspirational imprint despite passing away when Andy was just 21 years old. It is family owned and operated, and a portion of each purchase goes to support building wells in impoverished areas of the world to provide clean water, prevent waterborne illnesses, create villages and schools, and demonstrate to others that they are not forgotten.
For more information, visit sleep-a-board.com or contact Andy Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org; 404-615-3269.
Scrubba by Calibre8
Scrubba by Calibre8 was formed in 2012 by Ash Newland, inspired by his difficulty washing clothes during preparations to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. He created a flexible washboard embedded within a sealable bag. The resulting pocket-size device weighs less than 5 oz and provides a machine-quality wash, anywhere – with minimal use of time and water. Fast-forward five years, and over 100,000 travelers have benefited from the Scrubba wash bag on their own adventures, gaining attention and funding through Shark Tank Australia.
“We simply aren’t interested in doing the same as everyone else,” states Ash Newland, who is also a patent attorney. “Scrubba products are durable, multi-functional, lightweight, and portable, and the company continues to adapt and improve its range to ensure that its products remain the easiest to use, most practical travel accessories on the market.”
Staple products include the Scrubba W pack – a wash bag, dry bag, and backpack rolled into one – and the Scrubba weightless wallet, which offers a virtually weightless, water-resistant means to carry cards and cash. Companion products include the Scrubba microfiber travel towel, for partially drying clothes or for drying off after a shower or swim, and the bulk-free Scrubba inflatable coat hangers that enable clothes to be dried anywhere.
Royce Leather Gifts
Royce Leather’s new 109A-5 Bi-fold Euro Commuter Wallet offers up a thoroughly modern twist on the classic bi-fold wallet, with two windowed ID pockets and five card slots on the left, three card slots on the right, two leather-lined bill pockets, and an additional wide slot on the back. And as a new twist, Radio Frequency Blocking Technology has been added to protect consumers against the identity theft perils associated with the millions of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) scanners in use.
Royce Leather has been producing fine leather items since 1974. “We incorporate a classic, well-designed product with rich character, enduring quality, and the unique beauty of each leather hide,” says Billy Bauer. “Each piece is meticulously constructed with attention to even, fine stitching, and is tooled using only the finest techniques and materials. The Royce Collection is a masterpiece of beauty and luxury.”
Royce Leather’s highlighted colors are: Carnation Pink, Key Lime Green, Ocean Blue, Wildberry, Purple, and stylish two-tone leather products. They also offer different types of leather to appeal to various price points including: Top Grain Nappa Cowhide, Milano Top Grain, Boston Leather, Genuine Leather, Sedona Bonded Leather, Man Made Leather, and Florida Leather. Personalization with debossing and metal engraving is also available.
Piel Leather, Inc.
In the early 1970s, Gerardo Cuellar was a young college student anxious to establish a new career in international trade with his close friend, Jaime M. Martinez. Together, they started importing a variety of handcrafted goods from Colombia, one of which was produced in Vaquetta leather. As Office Manager Claudine Hirashima says, “During 35-plus years of business, Piel Leather has proven time and again to be the ‘leader in naked leather.’ Undoubtedly, we will continue striving to improve and evolve the Vaquetta line for many years to come.”
Hirashima describes the company’s products as a finely handcrafted line of briefcases, carry-on bags, ladies’ handbags and purses, backpacks, small leather goods, and travel cases made from the finest natural leathers and highest quality hardware. In addition, the company offers custom design and private labeling options and a “no boundaries policy with an eagerness to work with clients to produce exactly what they need in the time they need it.” Piel also accommodates special orders, including embossing and embroidery within 30 days. “We are one of the most versatile companies in the industry,” says Hirashima. “Our items are fully covered under warranty and we produce fine products for everyone from the frequent traveler to the leisure golfer.”
NorthUp Tek x JS Calkins
A mutual love of art, outdoor living and world travel drew JS Calkins’ founders together in 2001, with the goal of creating inspirational designs that are comfortable, functional and affordable.
JS Calkins’ group of enthusiastic young adults brought its energy and inspiration to the design table, and partnered with NorthUp Tek for its 20+ years of manufacturing prowess in bag and pack production. It’s an outdoor/action sports brand that lives up to its motto: Wherever you go, it’ll be all you need.
“Equipped with our own design team, NorthUp Tek x JS Calkins creates inspirational designs,” states Ivy Kwong. “One of those designs, the world’s first bouncing backpack with a patented anti-gravity suspension system, illustrates our commitment to R&D, sustainability, and providing products that are comfortable, functional and affordable.”
NorthUp Tek x JS Calkins makes a wide variety of outdoor, action, and casual sports and lifestyle bags and packs with manufacturing based in Hong Kong, China, and import and sales offices in the U.S. Its products include backpacks, business cases and accessories, handbags, wheeled luggage and casual bags, personal accessories and travel accessories.