Ashleigh Smith is the owner, designer and mind behind The Atlantic Equipment Project! Every piece from the AE workshop is made, from start to finish, in their coastal workshop in County Sligo. It is a stunningly beautiful place, both in the midst of howling Winter storms, and pale blue Spring sunshine. It is this place that inspires the brand, and therefore it wouldn’t make sense for her to build her product anywhere else.
The canvas used in their satchels, backpacks and totes is a 14oz (that’s heavy duty) Duck Canvas. Duck Canvas has been used for centuries in the sea faring trades for it tough quality and its naturally water resistant properties.
The straps on the bags are made from heavy weight 100% cotton webbing. The fittings, such as the D rings, the loops and slides for adjustability of the straps, are all made from extremely durable solid Cast Brass.
Each pack made in their workshop has one of their leather AE tabs sewn on. The tabs are laser cut and engraved by friends of theirs in Dublin. They are cut from pieces of vintage leather that they have spent time hunting out. This is Ashleigh Smith...these are her fantastic bags!