Haversack was founded in Japan in 1998 by Japanese designer Koji Norihide. Haversack is readily available in Japan and has a flagship store in Tokyo but is currently only stocked in a handful of places across Europe. The name Haversack is taken from the bag used by the American army made of linen and wool as a substitute for leather. It was recognised for its strength and durability. The concept of the label is to be a contemporary collection which places great emphasis on detail.