THE FIRST BAG
Whilst studying Product Design, I couldn’t find the right laptop bag, so I figured, why not design my own. And so I did!
The bag was perfect! Not just for a laptop and books.
I also used it for weekend trips, for the gym and took it to business meetings. I carried it everywhere and people around me started to notice it. To make sure my bag was not just perfect for me I made a few extra samples for testing.
You can see the first test bags below – 25 first bags, completely sold out!
I partnered up with Louise who is a passionate business mentor. She helped me structure my business plan and make sure my idea and design were sustainable. After getting positive feedback and finding a local manufacturer for my very first production, I decided to produce a small batch of 25 Jucos tote bags in October 2016. The response was incredible! I completely sold out. It was the first big step for me and my bag, and I felt so proud and grateful.
The positive feedback inspired me. With the desire and ambitions to make my company grow, I started to sketch and design new bags. Finding a manufacturer in Denmark at an affordable price was difficult. So I started to search after manufactures in EU.
I was lucky to find a factory in Italy with years of experience in the leather industry. The owner and I discussed the specifications, design, quantity, quality of the leather, logo etc. After weeks of preparation, scrutinizing the details for my designs, we agreed to make a few prototypes. I was so exited to see the result. It turned out there was still room for improvement, so I decided to have another set of prototypes after making a few adjustments and refining design details. I wanted to make sure the bags were exactly as I imagined. Now, the bags are here and ready for you to buy.
Jucos by A activity
1.-4. feb 2018, I was a part of the Creators Community at the Danish design fair, Formland in Messecenter Herning.
JUCOS CELEBRATION 2018
In August, my bags finally arrived and I invited everyone to come and see the new designs. This celebartion was another step on my Jucos journey.
ARTICLE, Dagbladet Roskilde
1.8.2018 Dagbladet Roskilde brougt an article about my company and how my entrepreneurlife started.
DESIGN MARKET, Nordhavn
In September, I was a part of a new Danish Design Market called Bæredygtigt Designmarked.
ALT FOR DAMERNE, Danish magazine
4.10.2018 I was in the popular ALT for Damerne magazine.
POP UP SHOP, Jærgersborggade
In November, you can find the Jucos bags in a Pop up Shop in Copenhagen.
We are 5-6 brands at the store in Jærgersborggade, Nørrebro.
The shop is open in week 46