In 2016, our founder Lorenzo Scotto was traveling the world trying to make a living playing the sport he loved. For over 15 years he has been a professional golf player. Traveling to more than 60 countries all over the world and following his passion; from Asia to the Americas, to Africa and Europe, he became an expert traveler. Expert but unsatisfied, always struggling to find the perfect luggage. And this is why he founded Artichoke. His goal was to make traveling as simple and hustle free as possible because “TRAVEL IS THE ONLY THING YOU BUY THAT MAKES YOU RICHER”. Especially with the right equipment.

Lorenzo comes from a region, in northeast Italy, where sailing is the national sport. As he did not have much money to invest, he decided to assemble the first prototypes with used sail clothes that he could easily find. The look and feel of those materials were special. Using them meant to carry around their previous life and their sea-salty past. The idea of manufacturing his backpacks with a material that had traveled the world through oceans and seas got him excited. This is the spirit that inspired Artichoke.

Artichoke makes unique backpacks because, like every traveler, every trip is unique. But uniqueness is not enough. The Artichoke team also believes it is important to produce quality products made to last. To do so, Artichoke decided to employ Italian skilled workers that work a just amount of hours and makes sure they are receiving a fair salary for their highly qualified job. Artichoke backpacks are 100% made in Italy where the design team collaborates with motivated and skilled workers to find the best personalized and lasting solutions.

Artichoke backpacks are:

  • produced in Italy by skilled and fairly remunerated craftswomen and craftsmen
  • made of recycled materials, because this is the only planet we have and we do care
  • different, because every trip is special

When you buy an Artichoke you don’t only make your trip easier, you also support the fair and ethical production of sustainable goods.

If you share our values, this is the right backpack for you.

Thank you for your support and have a good trip!

Artichoke Team