Our sewing machines are designed to only pull electricity when the sewer's foot is on the pedal. This cuts down tremendously on the amount of energy that we are using on the production floor. Our Frost River gear is also handcrafted right here in our shop. When the products we sell are not manufactured by us, we go out of our way to make sure that they are Made in the USA. Not importing our materials from overseas keeps our carbon footprint much smaller.
Obviously, we know how to construct a pack- but this means that we are pretty good at deconstructing packs too. Repairs can be made, components replaced, and patches applied so we can get a damaged bag back into service hauling the things that you need to carry. This repairability keeps our bags out of the scrap pile longer, saves materials, and allows more character and memories to be made with a favorite bag.
Our quality inspection workflow helps too, catching and repairing, instead of scrapping the whole bag or sending it back and forth across state lines and borders.