Lives were radically changed with the creation of Sandqvist bags. Founder Anton Sandqvist was an engineer in an international company. Bored with his normal routine, he bought a sewing machine on impulse and launched himself into his new hobby. The combination of inspiration, creativity, and the sewing machine yielded the first ever Sandqvist bag. This first bag was big enough to hold a laptop computer and was made from sturdy materials and a sleek design. Sandqvist took his bag to work, and others around him asked where they could buy the same bag. It didn't take long for the Swedish entrepreneur to seize the opportunity.