The travel bag they’d always wanted
Travel has always been at the core of Vanessa Jeswani and Kish Vasnani’s relationship. The pair has visited 42 countries together, allowing their romance to develop alongside their wanderlust. “We started Nomad Lane a few years ago based on our shared passion for travel,” says Vanessa. “Travel is a big part of our story.”
They got their start designing small organizational accessories, like a passport wallet and tech organizer. And with a few product launches under their belt, they were ready to do something bigger.
Vanessa and Kish had identified a problem: there weren’t any bags that met an airline’s “personal item” size specifications that were both practical and understated. “We saw a lot of bags out there that were really functional, but we wouldn’t want to take them to a work meeting,” says Vanessa. So the Nomad Lane founders decided to design the bag that they themselves would want.
But creating a bag was going to take a much larger investment than the travel accessories they’d made in the past. And in a crowded market, they didn’t know if the bag would find an audience and generate demand.