March 05, 2010
I've got a new name for the business - NorthSt bags. For those who don't know, the name comes from the street I grew up on in Vermont. I remember long rides up to the top, and my first bike wreck was on that street too. I was 8 and I took a good sized chunk out of my knee on the way to a parade.
Following the streets-I've-lived-on theme, the bags now have names:
The Woodward - I designed this bag with the Portland winter in mind - It has a roll top closure and waterproof liner. Named for my home on SE Woodward.
The Avenue B - This is the bag I wish I'd had when I lived in NYC (on the top floor at Ave B and 13th St). It features a flap & drawstring closure, and now a nylon liner.
The Bowl - My basic grocery pannier made from old banner vinyl. This one's named after my favorite grocery in Berkeley where I first used it.
Also - I have some new color selections in. I'll get some photos/swatches up on the new site
Cordura - Khaki, Navy, Mint Green (I plan on using this for Hip Pouches)
Vinyl (liner) - Tan, Red
Nylon (liner) - Silver, Tan, Red, Yellow
Nylon (inside pockets) - Charcoal, Red
Webbing (straps) - Kelly Green, Brown
I want my color selection to grow and grow, but it gets a little pricey, so I have to control it. Plus my tiny basement shop is pretty much at capacity storage wise.
If you're holding out for your favorite colors, let me know and I can try to get them into the next order.