Journal: News & Comment

Monday, April 18, 2005
# 1:09:00 PM:

Laptop bags made in North America: a long last chance

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Willow Design here in Greater Vancouver started shutting down its laptop bag business more than a year ago, but found enough demand to sell what remains of their inventory still. I have one of their (now unavailable) lovely purple iBook bags, which also fits the 15" PowerBook, and it remains too bad that they're no longer developing new products, and will (eventually, I guess) shut down entirely.

If you don't mind paying a bit more money than you would for bags manufactured in China or Vietnam, there are other semi-local suppliers that, like Willow, manufacture laptop cases and other similar bags. One that's almost local is Tom Bihn Bags, based in Port Angeles, Washington, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria. B.C.—while I haven't owned one, I've heard good things about the Bihn bags. Like Willow, Bihn also has lots of funky colours if you're not the grey-or-black type.


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