Who are We?
At M.J. Schiebe travel messenger bags, we support a lifestyle of excitement and exhilaration exploring new experiences; a lifestyle of music festival goers who travel internationally from one music festival to the next; the surfers and beach lovers who run across oceans to catch that next big wave; the lifestyle of a backpacker who backpacks from one hostel to the next and the lifestyle of the traveling philanthropist, who recognizes that giving back to our international communities is an important part of our principles and what we believe in.
What is The Media saying about M.J. Schiebe bags?
There is something special about my MJ Schiebe bag...it has become my go-to bag for when I’m packing light and on the go as a traveler – and also in my everyday life as a city dweller. The bag itself is an extra-large, over the shoulder messenger bag. The retro-style has a fun color scheme that kind of goes with everything.
Every time I bring my pink travel bag out with me, I get one compliment after the other. People really love the look of it. The bag is capable of holding a lot, and I especially like the small compartments in the front.
I love using my MJ Schiebe bag for travel! It’s very sturdy, and roomy enough to fit a laptop, books, and other supplies. I love how the front pocket fits my iphone perfectly, so I don’t need to rummage around for my phone. Overall, MJ Schiebe bag is one of the most sturdy bags I have and it’s definitely a talking piece!
What makes our bags so cool?
Megan Schiebe, Head Designer at M.J. Schiebe started designing these bags due to her busy work and travel schedule hopping from one country to the next for work as well as traveling to the most exotic beaches in the world to pursue her passion for surfing. She realized that there was not a style-savvy enough bag on the market that was big enough to hold her laptop and iPad securely on the plane that looked chic, as well as could keep her cell phone and iPod in a convenient pocket with extra room to pack for a weekend getaway. She wanted a bag that she could slide under the plane seat that was big enough to keep all of these items secure.
Why our large travel messenger bags?
1) Distinctive positioning of the iPod and cellphone pocket in the front of messenger bag allows for convenient placement of keys, iPod and cellphone to facilitate easy music listening experience when traveling.
2) Convenient zip in the center of bag in the front holds passport for effortless access.
3) Upper zip pockets in front of bag provides convenient placement for flip flops, swimsuits, board shorts, sunscreen, rain-jacket, cameras, bottled water and sandwiches when traveling.
4) Large Velcro pocket pouch inside bag at the back allows for iPads and laptops to be placed while traveling and can be slipped under the plane seat.
5) Bags are padded in the front, back and sides to protect items inside bag.
What are we doing with the funds raised?
As part of our evolution as the unique travel bag for every international and exotic traveler, we are raising funds so that we can produce more bag colors. Our bags are becoming popular internationally and we have an increased demand for all of our colors to be made and we are raising $7,500 to cover the initial upfront production costs. Our bags are ideal for carrying on the plane so that you can slip them under the seat and they are large enough to pack your personal items for a weekend trip getaway.
We are also big philanthropists and donate a percentage of our sales to several non-profits locally and internationally so that we can bring awareness to these causes such as Humanitarian campaigns like Women and Girl literacy projects, Human Rights, Climate Change and Breast Cancer Awareness.
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Which bags are we giving you with each of your contributions?
For your contribution of $25, we are offering our smaller, hip and retro out-on-the-town blue messenger bag. This bag is ideal for taking to parties and hanging out with friends. This bag is 9 inches x 8 inches.
We are offering our large pink travel messenger bag for each $38 contribution. This travel messenger bag is ideal for traveling and carrying on planes. It is big enough for your iPad, laptop and can hold your cell phones and iPods and passports in the front pockets designated for these accessories. This bag is 15.5 inches x 12 inches.
We are sending you our large black travel messenger bag with your $38 contribution! This bag is 15.5 inches x 12 inches.
We are sending you our large blue travel messenger bag with your $38 contribution! This bag is 15.5 inches x 12 inches.
We are sending you our large brown travel messenger bag with your $38 contribution! This bag is 15.5 inches x 12 inches.
We are offering both our large pink travel bag as well as our small blue retro messenger bag with your $60 contribution.
Not sure which color you like the most? How about getting all four colors with your $150 contribution. We will send you all four bag colors so that you can mix and match them with every outfit with your busy schedule.
Meet the Designer
Megan Schiebe is the Head Designer and Founder of MJ Schiebe. Her extensive travel experiences includes working, studying and traveling abroad, as well as her passion for surfing, wakeboarding and SUP boarding which have given her direct insight into designing unique travel bags which is fully equipped with all the right pockets for those busy travel schedules.
In her words:
Ever have that experience where you’re just looking at a world globe, spin it around and then jump onto a plane to where ever your finger lands? In a brief nutshell, that’s usually how I travel. I’m a little feisty and love the idea of exploring and waking up every day to a new, pristine and exotic adventure. My travels have allowed me to work, study, live and volunteer abroad, experiences I will always cherish. I hope that when you wear one of my bags, you too will know what that feels like and carry on with your own adventure.
Risks and Challenges?
Our product is well designed to facilitate long term wear and tear and can be worn for extensive periods of time. We have had Sales companies present our bags to consumer panels around the country who have received the products really well.
With every new venture in the Fashion and Luggage industries, there are always challenges regarding delivery dates of the merchandise, challenges around maintaining an affordable sales price for our customers as a result of the changing business climate, etc; however, due to our established relationships within the Fashion and Luggage industries, we are confident that we can maintain our high quality of goods and customer satisfaction.