Lineage Handcrafted Bags

Our Story

Born from a passion for craft, Lineage was started in 2015 by Paul Hansbarger and is based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In 2018, we opened a brick and mortar location in downtown Harrisonburg which houses our bag making workshop and a retail space.

Lineage began with a simple request from his then pregnant wife for a diaper bag for our soon to be born daughter. Since then, more designs have come together, constantly refining and redesigning, while family and friends have asked for a bag of their own. The idea behind Lineage was to create simple, stylish, and durable, heirloom quality bags and accessories for utility and everyday use. Since the beginning it has been our intention to create useful, elegant products with the best materials possible, cut and sewn with our own hands, and ultimately, that could stand the rigors of everyday life and be passed on to our children.

Lineage bags and accessories are designed, cut, sewn, hammered, punched, and riveted one at a time from start to finish in our Harrisonburg, Virginia workshop using a variety of traditional hand tools and industrial sewing machines.


Lineage uses waxed cotton canvas and water repellent canvas from a family run fabric mill in New Jersey, and full grain, vegetable tanned leather sourced from several US tanneries. Both waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather will take on unique character and patina, and will soften and darken over time with everyday use. This is all part of the story of your bag and where its been.


Lineage guarantees the workmanship, quality and materials of its handcrafted products. If there is a defect in our manufacturing or materials, we will repair the bag or item at our discretion. Normal wear and tear, abuse, and cosmetic damage which do not affect the functionality of the item are not covered. Shipping expenses are the responsibility of the customer. Please email for any questions and instructions regarding a bag repair.

Please keep in mind that handmade products may include slight cosmetic imperfections that do not affect functionality of your bag. These simply add character and make each bag truly one of a kind.


Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase for new, unused items in original packaging for exchange or store credit. Please contact us at the email address below for instructions on returning an item. Returned items will be carefully inspected before an exchange or credit will be issued. The customer is responsible for return shipping costs on returns. Custom-made items and sale items are not eligible for return or exchange.

Contact Us

Address: 165 S. Main Street, Suite 101
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Email: lineagegoods@gmail.com
Phone: 540-744-2961

Lineage Handcrafted Bags

Lineage Handcrafted Bags