Process: Filson Bags

When you give a product a lifetime guarantee, you're showing a lot of confidence in how it's built. Such is the case with the Filson Original Briefcase. Added to the company's lineup in 1990 — a relatively new addition, considering they've been in business since 1897 — it's become an everyday essential for countless customers, from laptop-toting creatives to rugged outdoorsmen.

The process starts with the cutting of its rugged twill fabric body and North American bridle leather details. These materials help the bag hold up to years of use and abuse, as does the sewing, which is done inside out so that the interior receives the same amount of care as the exterior. In all, it takes over 70 steps to complete one of these dependable bags, each one done by hand to ensure quality. If you'd like to see the process for yourself, visit the first floor of the company's new Flagship store, housed in their headquarters at 1741 1st Ave S in Seattle, Washington.

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