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In 1986, a young college student named Alecia was touring Sri Lanka when she discovered a handmade leather rucksack at an open market. She wrote her parents and asked to borrow enough money to have 20 packs made. The Ellington Rucksack Company was born.
Ellington by Mission Mercantile carries forth our belief that common sense and character trump status, that craftsmanship and quality surpass fleeting style and, above all, that function need not come at the expense of remarkable looks. Thanks, Alecia, for kickstarting Ellington and your inspiration.