Laura Udall was a dedicated and concerned mother of three young children.
Her daughter Rachel was only ten when she started having severe back pain
from carrying heavy books to school. As a young teenager, Rachel was
diagnosed with 30 degree curvature spinal scoliosis. Laura knew if her
daughter was having such issues with her school books, there must be
thousands of students with the same problem. Laura went direct to the source
and asked students what they wanted in a school book bag. She enlisted her
engineer husband, Nick, to create a carry-all that would spare their young
daughter's back and incorporate many of the design ideas requested by the
students. Like every great Silicon Valley company Nick headed to the garage
where he designed and built the company's flagship product, the ZÜCA Sport.
Founded in 2004, tackling chronic back pain and promoting healthy living,
ZÜCA was applauded by parents everywhere. And now? An entire ZÜCA family is
rolling confidently through the world. Some haul sports gear. Some provide
seats for weary business travellers. Some jump curbs just for kicks.
Regardless, the ZÜCA story is a happy one. And only just beginning.
A South African couple is tired of buying a new school bag every term. They
search the web for the “ultimate school bag” and find ZUCA. After a year and
a half in the hands of their then 8 and 10 year old boys, the bags are as
good as new. They have to share this great find with other parents and start
ZÜCA SA. The ZÜCA story is still a happy one.