Sewn in the USA Since 1972.
All 47 of us here at TOM BIHN — design, manufacturing, shipping, customer service, photography, web team — work in the same 16,000 square foot location. We collaborate, problem-solve and innovate in ways that are only made possible by sharing the same space. We think this results in a better bag for you, and it’s more fun for us too.
Here’s a few things to know about us and how we work:
Our company is big enough that we can do cool things like develop our own fabrics while small enough that it still feels like we’re one big family. Our capacity is limited and we don’t have plans to significantly increase it. That means that you can expect many of our bags to be In-Stock while other bags are In Production. Read more about that here.
Our creativity is what drives us — and we make space for it. Doing stuff like working on new designs, developing new materials, improving existing internal procedures, programming our own software, updating the website, taking new photos — we do it ourselves because A) we’re kinda control freaks and B) we love our work.
We think experience counts. Tom has spent over four decades designing and making bags. In his early days, he often repaired bags made by other manufacturers. That’s a whole lotta learning over many years about what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to bag design and fabrication. We use that experience to make a bag that will better serve you.
We’re not separate from the environment. We are part of the environment. Plants, humans, non-human animals, rivers, lakes, forests: we sustain each other. And we all share this, our home planet, together.
At TOM BIHN, we strive to do our best to demonstrate our respect for the environment. Here’s some of the small things we’ve done to hopefully make a difference:
We’re A Certified B-Corporation
Carbon Neutral Shipping + Eco Packaging
LED Factory Lights
Seattle City Light Green Up Power
Recycling, Compost, and Waste
Factory Air Exhaust
Minimizing Fabric Waste
Utilizing the Fabric Scraps We Do Create
Partnership with Leave No Trace
We’re Operationally Carbon Neutral
We Donate 1% of Our Gross Sales to Environmental Non-Profits