We believe that simplicity always works and that nature restores the human spirit. We crave the outdoors and to breathe fresh air.
We are independent and confident but are aware of all of the support we’ve received to get to where we are today. We always look for ways to offer aid, and encouragement to others.
We develop products for women who will define their own meaning of success and will not conform to just one way of life.
Travel is in Our DNA
Over the years, we’ve created a community of like minded women who love to discover new experiences outside of their own backyards.
Stitching alpine culture with coastal attitudes, Sherpani makes the world’s best travel bags for our community of avid adventure seekers.
Our designs empower you to travel with confidence and peace of mind. All of our bags have functionality and security features to keep your belongings safe and secure anywhere in the world, giving you the freedom to live in the moment.
Soft, outdoor fabrics match your frenetic life with the beauty of nature, because we’d rather be hiking, biking, or exploring the street food options in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district.
Above all else, our bags are built to move - we never stop moving and never stop enjoying the ride.
Born in Boulder
Born in Boulder Colorado in 2002 on the simple question:
What type of handbag would a woman, with an outdoor lifestyle wear when she gets off the mountain?
Back in 2002, it was a mens’ messenger bag in a somewhat feminine color. We set out to change that and created a new category of bags: fun, functional and feminine with outdoor fabrics and quality.
Every bag stitched with Colorado’s alpine heritage.
History and Culture
Sherpani comes from the Nepalese term used for a female Sherpa. Sherpani’s are members of a Tibetan society living on the high southern slopes of the Himalayas, who serve as expert guides on Himalayan mountaineering expeditions.
The visual identity of Sherpani is a stylized edelweiss flower that grows in the high alpine regions of Europe. The alpine flower symbolizes Sherpani’s strong feminine focus and connection to enduring Alpine heritage.
Sherpani is a proud supporter of the Scholarship Program for Ethnic Minority Girls in Vietnam through the Vina Capital Foundation, giving educational opportunities to disadvantaged young women.
Sherpani gives back to its Vietnamese community by supporting Heartbeat Vietnam, an organization that funds life-saving heart operations for financially disadvantaged children in Vietnam.
Sherpani sponsors Trash the Runway, a local competitive event that encourages middle school kids to be resourceful, creative and think eco-friendly by creating clothing made 100% from recyclable trash.
Sherpani was an industry leader in the use of Recycled Fabrics, Non-toxic Dyes, Fair Labor Agreements and Chemical Restrictions before these practices were made mainstream by B-Corp and Bluesign.
Sherpani factories are regularly certified by Elevate Limited. Elevate Limited audits and address labor and social compliance, environmental impact, supply chain security as well structural, electrical and fire safety systems.
All Sherpani vendors must agree to Sherpani’s contractual Code of Conduct covering Child Labor, Forced Labor, Harassment or Abuse, Fair Wages, Hours and Overtime, Non-discrimination and Freedom of Association.
We started a non-profit organization, Blue Verve Project, dedicated to keeping our oceans free from plastic by developing new recycled or repurposed fabrics and donating proceeds to marine clean-up projects.
In 2018 Sherpani was presented the Champion of Sustainability Award by Repreve, the leading authority on sustainable yarns, for our long track record of turning millions of water bottles into bags.
Blue Verve Project inspires individuals and organizations to eliminate ocean plastic pollution at the source by raising consciousness, providing educational resources and supporting meaningful action. We believe that healthy marine ecosystems are vital to human health and the enjoyment of our planet. We believe that the complex cultural and economic answers lie below the surface. Blue Verve is diving deeper to discover the sustainable solutions.
Learn more about Blue Verve Project here.