You, our customers, have told us that one of the things you love about our bags is the wide (and ever-changing) selection of colors and color combinations that they are available in — Wasabi, Crimson, Plum, Sapphire, Olive, Cocoa, Pink, Storm, Kelly, Navy, and Cayenne, just to name a few.
Rich, deep, and vibrant colors are essential components of what we look for when we add a color to our palette or have a custom color (like Wasabi, Steel or Cayenne) made for us.
But what is equally important to us is where these fabrics are dyed and manufactured.
We don’t want to see people in the towns where our fabrics are made living next to Wasabi rivers and Cayenne streams. Not cool.
We want to know that everyone — from the people who dye and make the fabrics, to the TOM BIHN factory employees who cut and sew the fabrics, to you at home who touch these fabrics everyday — is as safe as possible and not exposed to toxic dyes.
That’s why we only use fabrics from countries where there are environmental and safety regulations to control dying and manufacture, like the U.S.A., Japan and Switzerland. (Environmental and safety regulations in some other countries either don’t exist or are not enforced.)