'Creativity is at the heart of our brand – it feeds our soul.'
In 2013 two curious souls from Sydney Australia, Brigitte MacGowan and Desley Maidment came across a supremely soft and attractive yet durable fabric and couldn’t pass it by. They knew this neoprene fabric was unique and destined for something great… they just weren’t sure what that form was.
They put their creative heads together, sketching and designing intriguing formats, before finally the beginnings of their signature Escape neoprene tote bag revealed itself. After searching far North Queensland for the best sailing rope maker in Australia and adding this to their structure, the sophisticated, clean lines of State Of Escape were born. The girls were in love, they knew they had designed a bag they would love by their side, on faraway adventures and daily explorations.
The original neoprene tote bag. Timeless, durable, functional and beautiful.
‘All bags are designed and proudly made in Australia’
Distinctive in looks and handcrafted with love, the State of Escape tote is the original perforated neoprene tote bag designed and made in Sydney, Australia. Created from a genuine quest to find the ultimate hard-working, no-fuss carryall tote bag. A purposeful bag equally rich in beauty, style and practicality.
Made locally in Sydney means every tote is crafted fresh and on demand. Meticulously inspected for balance, symmetry and structural perfection before it goes out the door. Hand-cut patterns. Heat-sealed borders for minimal stitching. Every inch thoughtfully designed.
Your State of Escape tote with its signature quality sailing rope is as authentic as you and your adventures. Your mini home away from home. A friend by your side to inspire you every day. Here for the long haul.