The first chalk bag I ever made was a Logo bag.
I learned early on that chalk bags become a way for someone to express themselves. With a chalk bag one can show that they like horses or are in love with buzz lightyear or have a wild personality shown by flashy colored bags or are ‘hardcore’ shown by skulls on their bags. I also saw that all the major chalk bag makers liked to express themselves with a rather large logo on their bags. Organic nearly covered their entire bag with a patch of their logo. Arcteryx generally has a solid color bag with their logo printed on the face, etc, just to name a few. With all that, I began to realize that the chalk bags would be great advertising space. Which is a bit strange coming from someone that abhors being advertised to day in and day out…
The company I as working for, when I had my idea of making chalk bags, had recently re-branded and the COO just happened to be a climber. So for our company climbing adventure I made the COO a custom logo chalk bag with the new company logo! A bit of a challenge for my first bag. No practice run or anything.
The idea was a success
A friend of mine has a climbing gym in North Dakota and liked my idea, so he ordered 5 bags with the gym’s logo on it to give away as comp prizes. To do so I printed the logo’s on special fabric that actually runs though a normal ink jet printer. Then I created 5 different bags with the the logo incorporated into the design or sewn on top as a patch.
I am continuing to explore new ways to include logo’s in the designs. However, I need people that want logo’s on their bags in order to do so. So if you are interested in advertising your gym or organization on chalk bags, or any other type of bag, please contact me!