Every now and then (and delightfully more frequently on Etsy), you come across an item so extraordinary it stops you in your tracks—a piece so thoughtfully designed and carefully constructed you feel certain it came into the world just for you. Canopy Verde’s
“This is such a beautiful and functional bag! The zippers are really good quality and the hooks on the straps of the backpack swivel, so they never get tangled. The length of the bag is perfect for my laptop and there’s still room to fit all the usual belongings. I’ve had this bag for a few months and use it three to four times a week. The handles are holding up so well, even with heavy contents, that I know it’ll last for years to come.” — IH
“I absolutely love this bag—it’s exactly what I needed in a convertible backpack for commuting to work. There’s plenty of room for my stuff (and lots of pockets), but it doesn’t feel too big to carry. The backpack straps are a nice thickness for my shoulders and it’s great how you can tuck them into a pocket if you just want to use it as a shoulder bag. The whole thing feels very well made and like it will last a long time. I’ve already received several compliments from my coworkers.” — AT
“I ordered this bag for an international trip I was taking. I’ve been using it for almost three weeks now and I am extremely impressed—this is the most well-made bag I’ve seen. It’s tough and durable and the seams are impeccable, including at stress points. I’ve had this thing jam-packed from the US through the bush in Masai Mara, Kenya, and back to Nairobi, and there’s not a sign of wear or tear yet. It still looks great! It’s so nice to see a well-made product such as this these days. Keep up the great work!” — DM
Katie Hawley is a senior editor at Etsy. She’s also an aspiring weaver, a perpetual snacker, and head-over-heels obsessed with her dog.