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

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

Through creative & traditional
artisan efforts...

 All photos by    N  olan Farell

All photos by Nolan Farell

Bird Trouble is produced by scratch in our Chicago production studio. We create our own patterns, we practice traditional hand-stitching techniques, industrial machine sewing, in-studio fringe cutting, eco-staining + painting, leather beveling, and rivet sitting.

Bird Trouble is sold through our e-commerce, at our Chicago production studio, and via pop ups. We were proud owners of a 78' RV Mobile Shop during the summer of 2016 and may know us that way!  Our bags are also sold through multiple stockists.

Alexz's journey through the maker movement is inspired by travel, a do-it-yourself mentality, her family who immigrated to the USA from Mexico, and Chicago's rock n' roll / punk music scene.  She is enthusiastic about sharing the positive reasons to shop sustainable goods and passionate about supporting creatives.