After watching countless kids carrying their possessions in ripped trash bags, Scot and Jacq formed STATE - a company that promises to not only deliver much needed supplies, but to also provide youth with the tools to reach their fullest potential and better their communities. And to always have their backs.
STATE began as a partnership between husband and wife team, Scot and Jacq Tatelman. They created STATE as a for-profit company with a nonprofit pedigree.
These Brooklyn-based social entrepreneurs have eyes trained for style but their hearts have always been with kids growing up in America's most underfunded neighborhoods.
In 2009, they founded Country Roads Foundation - a nonprofit organization that has served thousands of New York City kids.
Being a backpack brand with a style for everyone, our bag sizes range. Depending what you’re looking for check out the capacity tab on our product pages for more info.
Our bags like the Bedford, Lorimer, Kent, Lenox and Nevins have laptop sleeves. Our other styles do not such as Smith and Kane.
You can personalize your bag by choosing PERSONALIZE ME under the product description.
Yes, we have a one year warranty on all of our products
At the moment our bags are currently made in China under fair and ethical working conditions
Currently our bags pass all toxicity levels however they are not necessarily eco-friendly.
Kane, Bedford, Rodgers, Ryder, Mini Kane, Clinton, Jay Dopp Kitt, Lorimer, Adams, Berkeley, Douglass, Kent, Degraw, Butler, Franklin, Lenox, Liberty
Most of our bags are water resistant but not water proof. We would not recommend staying outside in the rain for a while.
Our Kent bag is a little smaller than our Bedford. For more size information please check out dimensions on our product pages
Some of our bags are machine washable, others we recommend spot cleaning. To be safe. Either check the tag on your bag or send us an email at email@example.com
We recommend spot cleaning your bags with patches. But you can wash some bags which are embroidered
Go for it!
We offer ground, 2nd day air and express shipping as well as international
We offer free shipping on orders of $100 or more
Everywhere! If you have an issue during check out please let us know.
If you’re an international customer and see that your bag was delivered to Kentucky, don’t worry! This is just our freight forwarding address. Once your bag passes customs it will be on its way to you!
International shipping fees can vary depending on your packages destination
International shipments can take anywhere from 5-14 days to reach their destination.
All across the United States to kids living in communities of high need.
Often times we work with partners who steer us towards a specific community, school or organization serving populations of high need. For example: if a partner we’re working with is based in Philadelphia, we’ll work with them on targeting a nearby community that could use our support and we’ll do all the legwork in finding the appropriate site. Other times, we just decide we want to support a specific neighborhood, school or organization and simply make it happen.
We like to think that we go beyond the straight one for one model as seen in our revolutionary Bag Drop rallies. Going beyond simply donating material goods, we carry out educational, inspirational and incredibly fun rallies, led by our team of PackMen/Women, leaving kids with not only a brand new, fully-stocked backpack, but positive messaging and role model figures as well. We’ve done these Bag Drops across the US, and won’t stop until we’ve reached millions of American children in need.
Child development specialists, performers and role model figures that have successfully risen from similar communities as the ones we serve. They talk the talk and walk the walk, getting kids inspired, dancing, laughing and learning throughout the Bag Drop rallies. Their signatures are on every bag we donate - both figuratively and literally (kids ask for their autographs at the end of each Bag Drop)!
After seeing kids carrying their possessions in ripped trash bags at their nonprofit summer camp, Scot and Jacq wanted to do more for local kids in challenging situations. While other companies were doing fantastic work for people overseas, they wanted to take the one for one model back to the US as they were witness to how high the need was right here in our own backyard.
Nationwide! We’ve donated tens of thousands of backpacks to kids in need all across the US...and aren’t stopping anytime soon!
STATE is a for profit company with nonprofit pedigree, so the more bags we sell means more we can give. The best way to be part of our #GiveBackPACK is to either buy a bag for you, your kids, or whoever which in turn will result in one donated to an American child in need. Another way is to simply spread the word about STATE via your social media channels. Don’t forget to tag us @StateBags and #GiveBackPack!
We want you to be completely happy with your order. If for any reason you are not satisfied, STATE Bags gladly accepts returns for a refund. Items must be returned within 30 days of purchase (does not include shipping costs). Returned merchandise should include the vendor packaging and tags and be in the same condition as when it was received. Please be sure to return items in the clear bags in which they arrived.
Your refund will be credited to the original purchaser's credit card and will include sales taxes if your order has been sent to a destination within the US (does not include shipping costs). Please note that refunds may take up to 10 business days for your bank to complete, depending on its processing time. This can vary greatly between card issuers, and unfortunately we are unable to influence this.
Sale merchandise is redeemable for store credit only.
Please ship your return to the address below:
State Bags returns
c/o Darn It! Inc.
686 Belleville Ave
New Bedford, MA 02745
We believe in our bags and we want you to as well! We have a one year warranty on all bags sold through our site. If you experience any damage outside of normal wear and tear, please let us know by sending a photo. We would be more than happy to send you a replacement. If you did not purchase your bag through our site but at a store that carries STATE, we will replace your bag if it was purchased within the last 90 days.
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