Our founder Janne Kasperi Suhonen was disappointed in the quality of bags on the market at that time. As a photographer by profession, he was hauling heavy photography equipment around the city by bicycle. None of the bags he bought for the purpose were up for the task. He had already returned a premium brand, waterproof bag with a 5-year warranty three times. The bag only lasted for one and a half years at a time. Despite the specific feedback he gave them, no improvements were made. That's when he decided to design something better for himself.
After two years of trial and error with different designs, the original KASPERI was born. To cover all the accumulated production costs, he decided to make ten bags, keep one, and sell the rest. The project had blown up a little from the original plan of a one-off shoulder bag for Janne’s personal use.
From here KASPERI’s story started to expand. First came the different sizes for the shoulder bag. New features like the handle came along. Then people started to ask bags for special purposes: Camera bag, DJ bag, Brompton bags etc.
Our roots in making bags for a specific purpose has lead us to subscribe to the design tradition where form follows function. Over time the KASPERI range has evolved to contain versatile products that last the test of time.
The cornerstones of KASPERI are functional design, local manufacturing, and robust materials. The functional design gives the products their timeless aesthetics. World-class local manufacturing guarantees the quality and ethics of our products. Robust natural materials ensure that customers can enjoy their products for life.
The cornerstones of KASPERI are functional design, local manufacturing, and robust materials. These elements lead to products that are made for life.