@catchwilliam Product highlight: Brain Bag by @tombihn
I've had the Brain Bag for six months now and really enjoy it. It's a big bag. Have yet to see if it passes as my carry-on while flying. Very durable, made in America, water proof...ish(PU coating, not seam sealed) a little on the big side, but that's why I got it. My hope is this is one of the last backpacks I'll ever have to purchase.
Growing up in @detroit , buying American made cars has been important to my parents and many of my neighbors. I'm a little disappointed that same sentiment was never applied to clothes/apparel, but many of my friends and neighbors didn't buy much clothing to begin with and were no stranger to hand-me-downs. My mom even made some of our clothes.
Also, in grade school my mom spent a year where she didn't buy anything made in China, that really stuck with me. I can't say she was an expert on the matter, but it engrained in me that what we bought and where it came from mattered.
Now as an adult and always a Detroit native, it amazes me that people are often willing to buy American for a lesser made good(generally speaking I'd consider German and Japanese cars to be longer lasting than most American cars), however, unwilling to buy American for other higher quality goods.
Anyways, the dollar bill is powerful, every dollar is a vote, buy local think global, et cetera... #designthinking #tombihn