Luke Mathers, the visionary behind Truce, learned to sew industrial-grade fabrics while repairing sails and making boat covers at North Sails Oregon. He discovered the loft’s scrap bin, his first source of materials for crafting bags and accessories for his friends and family. Luke’s belief in environmentally responsible design and manufacturing led him to create Truce, a small collection of high-performance bags crafted from reclaimed materials.
In the summer of 2016, Truce Designs became part of Hood River, OR based outdoor company, TREW. Chris Pew, a founder of TREW, and Luke first met and collaborated on custom bags from TREW's leftover fabrics at their adjoining design studios in Portland, OR.