Madame Leader & Make it in America

We spent the morning with Leader Nancy Pelosi in Anchor Steam’s brew pub for a local manufacturers roundtable. We talked about the Make it in America agenda, tax credits, tariffs and the entrepreneurial spirit. There were giant American flags and we looked very smart in our business casual attire. Pelosi was was a joy to be with; she was interested, engaged and hungry for progress. We were so excited to be part of the event that we made this America Messenger bag. God Bless our San Francisco factory!

America Messenger
The American Messenger. Specially made for Leader Pelosi in Timbuk2′s San Francisco factory on Wednesday, September 28. 1 of 2 units made.

SFMade did a fantastic job bringing local manufacturers together for the event. It was helpful to learn what is/not working for fellow San Francisco manufacturers Anchor Steam, Ritual, McRoskey Matress Company, DODOcase, Boudin* and Rickshaw. Everyone showed their greatest made-in-San-Francisco hits.
Timbuk2's custom Display

We made America Anchor Steam sandwiches . . .
Anchor Steam & America Messenger Bags

while Anchor’s wort wafted through the building. But it was too early to drink** so we all looked longingly at the Anchor Steam 10 am factory tour while sipping Ritual coffee. Ritual’s handsome bearded barista was a hit. So were his beans.


Meanwhile, Anchor Steam’s man Dave & Timbuk2′s lady Jenny had a friendly chat that quickly turned to business. Jenny: “Give it to me straight Dave. How many bags for one white hot jumpsuit?”

Dave from Anchor Steam & Jenny from Timbuk2

Boudin sourdough crabs threatened to bite.

And so did their turtles.
Boudin Turtles

While Leader Pelosi dug in with 12 San Francisco manufacturers in Anchor Steam’s pub. Seating was oriented away from the bar.
Pelosi at the roundtable

Thank you to Leader Pelosi and SFMade for an awesome event. Timbuk2 is very proud to Make it in America.

*Boudin has been baking in San Francisco since 1849! Give it up for chowder in a really really old bread bowl!
**There was absolutely no tasting. #torture
Pelosi & Anchor


  1. Erik Hendrick says:

    Great story! Great photos. Maybe the coolest bag ever. May I suggest naming the design the ‘Betsy Ross Bag’, or just the ‘Betsy Bag’?

  2. Tobbes says:

    Excellent – where can I get one?

  3. Matt says:

    I want one of those american flag themed bags so badly! Please make more of them, they’re awesome

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