I walk by a mural for Filson every week or so.

Filson is a local Seattle company. It’s been around for around 120 years. And, like I said, local.

It’s fun looking at a company when it’s right here at home.

Well, I think having a nice bag or hat from them would be a nice thing to have. Right now I have an Ona bag for my Leica gear… but I have to say that other bags are similarly nice.

Looking at how old some of these companies are it’s really rather jarring. Some of them are well over a hundred years old. And they have some hard converts. Like on the Leica forum: BillimghamBagLady.