I'm Benjamin, the founder of Collect.

I got into functional carry gear during hiking trips with my dad when I was a kid. Later, living in the city, I noticed the lack of functional bags for fast-paced urban life.

So at 17, I learned how to work leather and started making bags that I'd sell to friends' parents and teachers at school.



Early business was going well, but when I moved to Paris to study fashion design at L'école de la Chambre Syndicale, I had to put everything on hold as my sewing machine wouldn't fit in my suitcase, let alone my studio.

The 2020 remote work shift rekindled my quest for the perfect bag. Using my background in fashion, FinTech and marketing, I founded Collect to combine portability, productivity, and sustainability.

Collect is not just functional carry gear; it's a solution to simplify our fast-paced lives while preserving our devastated environment.

This commitment is reflected in our name: all our products are made from waste that we collect.