STATE Bags Origin Story
Scot and Jacq Tatelman, the husband and wife dream team behind STATE Bags, were born with duffle-sized hearts. After seeing hundreds of New York children carrying their possessions to school in trash bags, the two decided that they could do the most good by doing well. They founded STATE Bags as a for-profit company with the ideals of a nonprofit.
Fashion intertwined with philanthropy guided their mission, and STATE Bags took off, selling fantastically designed bags and styles in order to fund their initiative that ensures as many children as possible have fully packed backpacks to help their education. In 2016, they retired their “one for one” business model to ensure STATE Bags supported American children and families in the ways they needed most, whether that was through donations of fully stocked backpacks, monetary donations, or support on community based initiatives. So when you buy a bag from STATE Bags, you’re not just adding a fashionable, durable bag to your rotation, but helping American families in need.