Based out of Eugene Oregon, they pride themselves not just on the minimalist design and functionality of their objects, but also on the thoughtful sustainable production of them. All their fabrics are produced in a family-owned dying and finishing house in the US, their leather is from a traditional Chicago tannery, and everything is locally produced as well. Pretty cool, huh? None of this, of course, would matter if the products themselves weren't totally covetable, but they are. My favorites are these heavy duty twill backpacks.
And lest you think they only work in duck:
You know I have great love for beanies, and who doesn't crave a good sweatshirt? Basically, these guys seem to make all your no-frills needs feel luxurious and investment worthy. What can I say, I'm a fan.
Have you invested in a quality backpack or other utilitarian bag? Do you invest in the basics?