November 08, 2010
Last month was the official one year anniversary for North St Bags! I'm waiting to celebrate until Bike Craft (my debut event last year) but I thought I'd share some status updates.
I've made many more than that - 193 bags total.
Some recent news: I've recently hired Mara, my first production assistant, who comes in to help with cutting and prepping. I'm trying to step up my production capacity a little bit, and need to start delegating some stuff. She has been great - very creative and attentive to detail.
Also, my studio has sprung a leak in the recent rainstorms, which has been a fun extra thing to deal with.
I've got a peek at another new product which I'll be introducing at Bike Craft 2010:
Basically I'm going for a step up from the grocery pannier (more durable, waterproof, more secure) but without all the features of the Woodward. It's a simple roll-top pannier design, tapered for style and accessibility. It features a waterproof ripstop nylon liner, a reflector which wraps around the front and one side, d-rings to add a shoulder strap, and the basic hook & bungee setup. Useful for extra waterproof cargo space and light touring. I'll have two sizes available. Come be the first to check them out at Bike Craft 2010.
I also have some new colors in stock:
For Fabric: Charcoal, Burgundy and Midnight Blue
For Straps & Trim: Burgundy, Teal, and Pink!