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"My new Woodward Convertible bag has changed my life... I friggin' love this bag"

Jill F. - Seattle, WA

"Easy to swap between [backpack and pannier]... held it together through rain, snow, sleet and mud"

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Made with pride in the USA

April 11, 2014

Our bags are cut and sewn by us in our Portland studio, but our “Made in USA” label means more than that.  Manufacturers are required to specify country of origin for their products, which includes not only the assembly of the product (which is essentially what we do), but the manufacture of that product’s materials as well.  For soft goods (bags, apparel, etc), this means fabrics.  Both our shell and liner fabrics come from US fabric mills in New Jersey and Connecticut, respectively.  Because of this, we’re proud to put the “Made in USA” label in every bag we make. Our shell fabric is 1000d Cordura Nylon, made in New Jersey, USA. What does this mean?  A simpler supply chain makes for a more flexible business, which means more savings.  We’re often asked why we don’t outsource manufacturing overseas to places like Vietnam or China.  The answer is simple - our supply chain is here, and our customers are here.  We’d have to ship fabric from Connecticut to the other side of the planet.  That’s like booking a flight from Portland to New York City with a layover in Tokyo - it just doesn’t make sense. Our water-proof liner fabric is custom milled, just for us, in Connecticut.  It’s PVC-free, super light and durable, and makes for a brighter bag interior. By keeping our supply chain domestic and our production line queued with made-to-order bags, we’re able to respond immediately to market changes, without wasting time or money on large... Continue Reading →

North St. Bags loves to collaborate with the best

April 08, 2014

Our most recent venture was with Portland Design Works (PDW). This special edition Route Seven bag is the perfect companion for the Payload or Loading Dock rear racks. This combo was tested right here in the Rose City, and is sure to upgrade your daily commute. $195 for 1 rack & 1 Route Seven Pannier   Continue Reading →

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