We make bags & accessories for people who
madly appreciate craft & travel. 

Founded in 2009 by Alexz Sandoval, Bird Trouble designs & manufactures a full line of functional & stylish leather or waxed canvas goods in Chicago, IL.  Catering to the WILD AND FREE, our customers have a passionate appreciation for sustainability, handcrafted goods & slow-fashion.

Through creative & traditional
artisan efforts...

All photos by Sara Faraj

All photos by Sara Faraj

Alexz utilizes traditional hand-stitching techniques as well as pattern making, industrial machine sewing, in-studio fringe cutting, eco-staining, leather beveling, & rivet sitting to produce our goods from start to finish.

Bird Trouble is sold online, at our Chicago workshop studio, at trunk show pop ups, & out of our 78' RV Mobile Shop.  Our bags are also available at wholesale to retailers.

Amongst travel, a DIY-mentality from growing amongst a family who immigrated to the USA from Mexico & Chicago's punk music community inspired the founder & designer Alexz's journey into the fashion industry.  She is enthusiastic about sharing the positive reasons to shop sustainable goods.  Read more about Alexz's personal sustainable style from the Majestic Disorder interview