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Boogieman of the Swamp

“Beware of the loup garou!” Mitch, owner of Houseboat Adventures, was being playful and funny as he shoved off in his boat leaving my friends and I on a rudimentary houseboat lashed to a cypress tree in the middle of the Henderson Swamp. We laughed it off too, silly swamp monster...

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Make it Your Own

Tchoup Industries builds one-of-a-kind bags on a regular basis for our customers. In case you're interested in customizing a Tchoup bag but don't live here in New Orleans, we've made our Custom Order Form accessible right here in our online Journal. Give us a call to place your order 504-872-0726 or discuss any additional options...

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Recent Design Evolutions

We brought our very first Roulez Packs to market 4 years ago. While our original designs were thoroughly tested and materials carefully selected, sometimes its only time can reveal opportunities for further improvement. As a company we adapt to the needs of our community and keep our quality top notch. Here...

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A Cut Above

When Jacqueline (Jackie) Blanchard -co-owner of Coutelier NOLA knife shop- first emailed me this time last year about collaborating, I knew the stars had aligned. Tchoup Industries was getting countless requests from New Orleanian chefs to add a knife roll to our collection of handmade bags. The knife roll seemed like a great fit for our...

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Finding Inspiration with Musician Casey Benjamin

Through his ingenuity with vocoder, keys and saxophones, Casey Benjamin has lent many artists some of their most defining sounds. This GRAMMY award-winning frontman, songwriter and producer has gained international acclaim on such trailblazing records as Black Radio (Robert Glasper Experiement), We Got It from Here … Thank You 4 Your...

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Inspired by Mom

Here at Tchoup Industries we are all about celebrating positive female role models! We asked our team to tell us how their mothers inspired them to lead adventurous lives. This is what we heard back…   Ursa When I was young my mother took me backpacking across Alaska. We hitchhiked and slept in...

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Two Become One

Two of our most popular items have now been merged into one convertible design! Traditionally we have made our Mini Flap Pack has been made as either a crossbody or a backpack. Both designs were highly coveted by customers but what if they could be worn both ways?!    Our sewers explored several...

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Recycled Magnolia Flower DIY

Our merchandiser Emily Thibodeaux made lifelike replicas of Southern Magnolia flowers for our spring shop window display. We thought we'd share her step by step process so anyone could enjoy these recycled blooms year-round. Magnolia Assembly Flipagram from Laura Doré on Vimeo.     Materials: -stiff white cloth or paper (we used...

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