Brady Brothers Lumber delivers handcrafted sturdy bags and pouches with artistic lines. Each piece is built to last by Thaddeus Stephens, a sculptor who double majored in economics -- which says a lot about his products. They balance practicality and functionality with bold color and striking design.

Brady Brothers Lumber is a New York small business, through and through. The name is a callback to the family lumber business founded in 19th century Buffalo, NY. Stephens makes the bags in a rustic lodge in the Western Catskills, and he takes care of business from his tiny apartment on a brownstone-lined street in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.