While not the most profitable way of doing business, it’s the right way.
Timbuk2 products are built to last a lifetime; it’s not uncommon for Timbuk2 bags to outlast relationships, jobs, and even pets (meow).
We select materials that are tough enough for whatever life throws at you, we recycle bags you’re ready to break up with, and our Lifetime Warranty covers any defects or tragic fails you may encounter over time.
We love doing right by the environment and maintaining a sustainable process.
Here are just a few ways that we practice that.
The Global Standard applies to a product`s full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, and labeling.
The Bluesign standard is an independent industry textile standard that can be applied to the entire textile production chain to deliver certainty of environmental impact. 100% of Timbuk2’s primary materials – external materials and liners – are Bluesign. Timbuk2 continually strives to use Bluesign materials wherever possible.
Fabric & liner are made 100% recycled PET yarn from plastic bottles; saving energy, waste water & air pollution. Other Materials have been recycled or reground.
We do our best to be good to our neighbors and tread lightly on the planet while raging on our jobs.
Timbuk2 provides recycling bins at every employee desk, in common areas, the kitchen, and the factory to facilitate recycling. We also provide cutlery, plates, bowls, and glasses for use by our employees.
Timbuk2 fabric scraps are picked up and recycled on a monthly basis by a local scrap recycler.
Timbuk2 accepts twice-weekly delivery of organic dairy products and prepared foods from a neighborhood grocery store. Timbuk2 subsidizes 50% of the cost of the food to encourage employees to eat healthy, local food. We compost all food waste in Timbuk2 headquarters.
Timbuk2 provides coffee and tea for all employees and in doing so, eliminates the use of disposable coffee cups among its employees. The coffee beans are roasted in San Francisco and delivered by bicycle and the tea is mixed by a San Francisco vendor.