Utility Canvas Bags

Utility Canvas

Tough and stylish bags for your trip to the beach or anywhere. Simple, practical, versatile designs that never forsake style. All made to last with the highest quality materials and workmanship in the USA. Great for knitters but also great for travel or beach trips!

Utility Canvas was founded by Hal Grano and Jillian Kaufman-Grano in 1990 as a synthesis of Kaufman-Grano's fashion background and Grano's appreciation for the sturdy canvas bags and clothing he once used for many summers as a canoe guide in Maine. Beginning with a Portfolio Carry for when Kaufman-Grano needed to tote about art supplies, the brand began growing and taking shape to develop the 'Utility Canvas Lifestyle'.

Canvas is a sturdy, tightly-woven material with a history of being used primarily in industrial applications. Naturally water resistant and durable due to it's tight-woven, simple construction, it can become soft and cozy once quilted and garment dyed. It lasts, and inspires us to create designs to match.