Johnson Benjamin is a handcrafted goods and accessories company based in a studio in rural northern Mississippi. Our inspiration developed from witnessing the decline of American industry and being motivated by a new generation of artisans and craftsmen. We focus on small batch production of backpacks and over-the-shoulder bags.

Each bag is constructed by hand using cotton canvas duck, brass hardware, and heavy cotton webbing. Construction of each item involves the use of industrial machinery and durable, bonded thread. Several design elements and construction methods of our items are inspired by old-stock canvas items, such as military surplus and vintage work wear. Our bags feature a heavy ounce, rugged canvas duck exterior with a canvas lining and fully adjustable straps. The bags also feature various interior and exterior pockets and a quick grab handle. They are intended for daily use and adventure. Each bag develops its own character along the way, making it unique to its owner.

Johnson (founder), Smith (grandfather), and Larry Benjamin (father). 2014.

Johnson (founder), Smith (grandfather), and Larry Benjamin (father). 2014.