Vagabond Heart was founded in 2016 by Mike Lecky while visiting Oaxaca, Mexico.

I’ve been collecting patches for my backpack like so many other people, but I was always disappointed with how they looked. They’re usually pretty bland, country flags or something else that looks like it came from a cheap souvenir shop. What I wanted was something that had a bit more style, I wanted luggage that wouldn’t look out of place on the airstrip in Casablanca, I wanted a 1920’s Atlantic crossing steamer trunk vibe.

I couldn’t find anything like that while travelling, or even on the internet when I got home. So I set to work making what I couldn’t find. And the end result is here: