Our story

It all began back in 2012 … Linear Standby Belts was a bright idea borne out of several conversations between a couple of makeup artists on the set of The Hobbit. What followed is a collection of belts and pouches by makeup artists, for makeup artists.

The why
Key makeup and hair artist Georgia Lockhart-Adams, had made movie after movie using the status quo standby bag – an over-shoulder bag that offered her zero support and created multiple problems. Deciding a more functional, ergonomic option had to be found, she collaborated with a friend to find a solution for long-suffering make up artists in the film and television industry.

“We were always searching for the perfect standby bag. The old 'over-shoulder' style bag did the job but caused endless shoulder and neck pain – and who hasn’t bent down to tie a shoe and had their set bag swing around annoyingly to the front, or put it down on set for a minute only to forget where it is?! We decided there had to be a more comfortable and efficient way of carrying all our equipment without putting this unnecessary strain on the body.”

Georgia on location at the Clay Cliffs, New Zealand

The how
A standard tool belt purchased from the local hardware store inspired the basic structure, but with no protective lids or suitable sections for brushes or ink palettes they realised a custom design was needed.

“We designed our own style of pouches and had them made. We tried and tested this system for 18-months on the set of The Hobbit – standing for hours on the concrete floors of Wellington’s Stone Street Studios."

After a bit of tweaking she soon realised they were on to a winner: "Moving to a belt with two bags for even weight distribution was the key innovation – having both hands free at all times to do your job with ease is absolutely life-changing!”

With interest on-set mounting and the compliments flying in, it was clear there was a real need for a belt system like this amongst hair and makeup artists, costumers and other film workers.

After refining the belt and perfecting the pouches, Linear Standby Belts was launched in 2012. They are the first tool belts designed for makeup artists, by makeup artists.

The collection
The range consists of a wide padded belt, along with different style pouches and accessory options, so there's something for everyone no matter what your industry needs. The high quality, functionality and finish set LSB products apart from other standby bags on the market. They’re practical, comfortable and they look great!

And the practicality doesn’t stop there.

“We’ve discovered how versatile these belts are – they’re great for all sorts of professionals. Sports therapists and medics who need to be quick, agile and have both hands free at all times also really benefit from the ease of using LSB products.”

We want you to love our products as much as we do, that’s why customer satisfaction is a number one priority. If you have any queries or feedback please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

Nga mihi,

Linear Standby Belts