As a global lifestyle brand, Eastpak® builds high-quality bags, luggage and travel items that offer innovative solutions for urban mobility. The inventor of wheeled luggage? Yes, that was the Eastpak® brand. The high-quality, high-style packs of the Eastpak® brand were first created nearly 40 years ago by Eastern Canvas Products, Inc., a manufacturer of duffel bags, backpacks and safety equipment for the U.S. Army. Today, the Eastpak® brand infuses style and innovation into its street-smart backpacks, convenient shoulder bags and ingenious travel inventions, such as the creation of wheeled luggage, making it easy to move across town or across the world. Eastpak® is part of VF Corporation one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Dickies®, Eastpak®, Kipling®, icebreaker®, Napapijri® and many more. Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We believe that when you discover the difference between a career and a calling, you get so much more out of life. When those lines begin to blur, you start to limit yourself much less and start aiming for more. That’s what we want for everyone who joins us at VF. And frankly, that’s what it takes to thrive here too.
Domitille is the Director of Design, Development and Merchandising at Eastpak. We recently sat down with her to discuss her 18-year-long career at Eastpak, which has its Head Office in Antwerp, Belgium. Eastpak is part of VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories, with global iconic brands, such as The North Face, Vans, Timberland, and more.