Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2 in Conifer

Available for order, ships within one business day.

TOM BIHN Ristretto for iPad in Conifer/Steel

Birnenblog Review of the Ultrasuede® Screen Cloth (Video, in German)

Read the review at Birnenblog.
See the Ultrasuede® Screen Cloth.

TOM BIHN Ultrasuede® Screen Cloth

misterN: Photos of the Super Ego

TOM BIHN Super Ego review by misterN

See more of misterN’s photos in the TOM BIHN Forums.

New photo: Co-Pilot in Iberian/Steel

TOM BIHN Co-Pilot in Iberian/Steel Dyneema/nylon

The Co-Pilot personal carry-on travel bag in Iberian/Steel Dyneema/nylon.

New Photos Added (Synapse, Cork Organizer Pouches, Color Key Strap)

We’ve added a few new bag photos to our site over the weekend. More are on the way, so stay tuned.

TOM BIHN Synapse in Conifer
The Synapse in Conifer/Steel.

TOM Color Key Strap and Padded Organizer Pouch
Small Cafe Bag, 16″ Color Key Strap in Cayenne, and Mini Padded Organizer Pouch.

TOM BIHN Cork Organizer Pouches
Small Cork Organizer Pouch. New photos of sizes Mini and Medium are also up.

Photo: Twin Aeronauts in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

TOM BIHN Twin Aeronauts catching the
Twin Aeronauts catching the “airport shuttle” in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Photo posted by Kia on our Facebook page. See also: the Aeronaut.

Update on our new Seattle factory

We’ve been in our new factory for two months now and we find more reasons to love it everyday. Having extra space (while it lasts) is grand — we have plenty of light, plenty of power, and extra parking. Though we seem to be in a Bermuda Triangle as far as convenient espresso goes, we are in all other ways very happy to be where we are. We’re getting folks trained and certified on the forklift, optimizing how sewing machines and finished product fit into the new space, and finishing up sorting through rolls of fabric and boxes of parts; all of the things you might expect after a big move. We’re putting the finishing touches on our new Seattle Retail Store/Factory Showroom and, while we are planning a grand opening later this Spring, we will be open on Saturday, April 16th from 11:00am – 4:00pm for everyone who has been patiently waiting to see our new location.

Stay tuned to the blog for more updates on our factory, including new photos and video.

April Fools! We’d never quit making bags. It’s what we do.

A few people have called, concerned we were really going to stop making bags and go on tour instead. It’s not true: we’d never quit making bags. It’s what we (love to) do.

No More Bags, We’re Starting a Band (April Fools!)

TOM BIHN Top-Stitches
The Top-Stitches from left to right: Aracelia, Irma, Lisa, Tom, Aravelia, June, Fong

Tom Bihn and some of his top production crew announced today that they are giving up making bags to focus on their musical aspirations. “There comes a time” said Tom, “when the Muse calls and you must answer.” Their band, the “Top Stitches”, will perform not only Tom’s favorite tunes from French Canada, but also traditional songs in Cantonese, Spanish and Tagalog. “We figured if we can make great bags as a team, think of what could we do with a fiddle, a banjo and an accordion!” Though the rest of the TOM BIHN crew initially advised Tom against quitting his day job, they were ultimately inspired to follow his lead and pursue their own dreams. “I’ve always wanted to break in to the movies” said one seamstress, who wanted to remain anonymous, as she clocked out for the last time. “I’m going to become a dentist!” exclaimed an unidentified customer service representative. “The sky’s the limit!”

In stock: Empire Builder, Yarn Stuff Sacks, Co-Pilot

Now in-stock and shipping within one business day are the:

Empire Builder in all colors: Black/Black/Steel, Black/Black/Wasabi, and Black/Steel/Steel.

Yarn Stuff Sacks in all sizes and colors.

The Co-Pilot is now shipping in colors Steel/Solar, Steel/Ultraviolet, and Black/Steel.