BOgear, Australia

— Dave Bell

"Luke and BagMe have given me the confidence in offshore production, taking away the “what if” and worries which go on inside your head."


Dave Bell

BOGear, Australia

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October 2016

"Subbie is a lightweight internationally (Vietnamese) produced entry level price point alternative to our custom Australian Made built to order backpack.

As a brand creator I know the importance of giving customers options. However as an Australian made brand we struggled to produce at a low price point. I knew an offshore product line was key yet was concerned that producing in Asia might have a potential to negatively impact our brand. Because of this, producing the Subbie was certainly not taken lightly.

This is where Luke and BagMe stepped in. With a long, almost unbelievable list of high quality factory and material suppliers I knew I was dealing with the best of the best. Walking the floor of the factory was certainly eye opening as I could see the quality, care and dedication first hand. As a brand creator with a factory of my own it was inspiring to break all the standard stereotypes of offshore production. Production itself was amazing to watch, however this is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Luke and BagMe understand the importance of a quality supply chain, and so not only ensured all fabrics and trims met our high standards, but also introduced me to key contacts.

Luke and BagMe have given me the confidence in offshore production, taking away the “what-if” and worries which go on inside your head. The whole endeavour was inspiring and to date has only improved our brand image with our customers as it now encourages more into the world of BOgear."


Robert Smagala

Tiger Tailor, France

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September 2017

"Our company designs and organizes the production of sewn tactical equipment for various European clients.

When we needed to contract a tactical vest project in Vietnam we found the perfect partner in Luke. During the whole project he proved to be extremely professional and detail oriented – we found that his work requirements way exceeded ours!

He also advised us thoroughly about various aspects of overseas production that we were unfamiliar with – proving that having Luke on the factory floor was critical to saving time and money that could be lost to errors or miscommunication between the factory and our company.

Luke basically walked us through the whole project in a very educational manner. He also managed to source fabric and trims that proved to exceed our performance and price expectations - which are quite different from the outdoor industry requirements.

The quality check Luke provided allowed to catch some glitches in time. The product was delivered in a timeframe consistent with the predictions he had made, and the end customer was delighted with the quality.

I wholeheartedly recommend working with Luke as factory-side partner and won’t hesitate to call him when future projects come up."


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