Alec Farmer founded Trakke in 2010 while studying graphic design at the Glasgow School of Art. He spent his formative years knee deep in the skips of Glasgow finding materials he could use to experiment and develop new bag designs quickly and cheaply. He relaunched the company in 2012 with a vision to manufacture high quality products in the heart of the city using some of the finest materials manufactured in the UK.
Today, Trakke manufacture their range of outdoor lifestyle products in Finnieston, selling direct through their website to customers across the globe. As each bag is handmade to order, Trakke involve the customer in the making process, creating a connection between the product and its provenance in real time. Alongside their own range, they have collaborated with brands such as Timorous Beasties, Nigel Cabourn and Jura Whisky to create bags that are functional, stylish and built to last a lifetime.