" JanSport is an American brand name of knapsacks, now had by VF Company, among the globe's largest garments firms. The company was founded in 1967 in Seattle, Washington by Murray Pletz, his spouse Janice "" Jan"" Lewis (for whom the company is named), and also his cousin Miss Yowell. JanSport introduced with a panel-loading daypack, unlike basic top-loading packs. In 1975 it introduced the first exchangeable traveling pack along with its signature daypack. [3] In 1986, VF bought JanSport's after that parent, Blue Bell.

The company's office is presently based in Alameda, The Golden State, at VF Outdoor headquarters where it shares workplaces with regional bro or sisters Napapijri as well as The North Face. Its warehouse in Everett, Washington considering that 1971, shut March 2012. JanSport likewise has awarehouse in Appleton, Wisconsin which houses its university garments division. [4] JanSport is the world's biggest knapsack producer, along with each other, JanSport along with The North Face deal nearly half of all tiny knapsacks marketed in the USA.

JanSport started by establishing the outdoors structure backpack, that made use of a steel framework with a fabric packsack affixed to it; the things made consist of technological day packs as well as likewise indoor frame knapsacks. Up up until the extremely early 1990s, all JanSport packs were made in the USA."