Started in 1975, Tumi, a name taken from a Peruvian god, had been creating innovative soft, ultra-functional, black-on-black ballistic nylon travel bags, and catapulted the company to its current leadership position during the 1980¡¯s. Throughout the 1990's, as product innovations continued in the wheeled luggage and business case categories, consumers around the world increasingly chosen Tumi's unique blend of modern design and unparalleled performance.