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From 2000 – 2011, on average 17 manufacturers a day shut down in America. 25 years after Rob Honeycutt began hand sewing bags in his garage in San Francisco, Timbuk2 continues to manufacture in the heart of the city. As Timbuk2 continues to grow we remain committed to building our Custom Bags in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, right where it all began.

We’re proud to be recognized as one of CitiBank’s select Progress Makers, companies that are making the world a little better. We’ve hit the primetime (literally!) and we couldn’t be prouder of our shiny feature in the Progress Makers TV spot:

Every morning at 8 am, our San Francisco factory springs to life.

Our incredibly skilled manufacturing team of 14 work together to make hundreds of last-a-lifetime bags a day in outrageous color combinations that our customers select.

Each custom bag is made to order and ships within 3-7 business days.

Out of over 70,000 bags made last year, only 4 custom bags designs were identical!

Each member on our factory team is cross-trained and can work on several machines in our factory; no two days are the same.

Today, many American companies find it impossible to make things in America.

Skill, machinery, and scale can be hard to find and labor costs and expectations of work/life balance can be prohibitively expensive.

This context makes us feel particularly proud, if not a bit charmed, to have continuously manufactured in America, in an American city, more than 20 years.

When you design a custom Timbuk2 bag, you’re expressing your personal style and supporting urban manufacturing. Get started today at Timbuk2.

From the subways of Tokyo to the flea markets of Paris, you can spot our logo on the backs of urban explorers worldwide.

25 years after Rob Honeycutt started making messenger bags in a San Francisco garage, Timbuk2 has grown from cult favorite to international icon.

But in the ways that matter, we’ve stuck close to our roots. That’s why we’re proud to be recognized by Citibank as a Progress Maker for our work in urban manufacturing.

We’ll keep making our Custom Bags in the heart of San Francisco and wouldn’t have it any other way.

When you design a custom Timbuk2 bag, you’re expressing your personal style.

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  1. Dana Edmondson says:

    We love your bags and are VERY loyal to the Timbuk2 brand. We love the quality materials and agile designs!

    Are you aware that the photos in your ad’s show mostly Asian hands/bodies building the bags and non-Asian people designing/marketing/etc.? If I did not read English I might assume that the bags were built in Asia.

    Not a criticism… just an observation. ;-)

  2. Ramon says:

    I like your product. I support 100% I support local product made in USA. Lets bring back job in USA.


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