Life during lockdown

DAY 22, Apr. 7 - Crowd-sourced film made while socially distancing
Very much like our community-sourced design projects, over 250 filmmakers from around the world came together to bring life to a poem by Brother Richards of Ireland called "Lockdown". Members...
Day 21, Apr. 6 - Guten dag from Germany
Testing, tracking, and trust seems to help keep Germany's fatality rate at a low 1.3% while Italy is at 12%; France, Spain and Britain 10%; China 4%; US 2.5%' and...
DAY 19 and 20, Apr. 4,5 - Dispatch from Norway
A customer from Oslo lends his support. We're fortunate he's part of the WaterField community:  "I ordered even though I read about your temporary lockdown. When I find a product I believe...
DAY 18, Apr. 3 - The Small Business program launches
Many of our small business brethren clogged the internet today to apply for the newly-launched Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The US govt. authorized up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to...
DAY 17, Apr. 2 - The LIMITED EDITION gets an extension
With the temporary lockdown extended another month, the Waxed Canvas CitySlicker, originally available only for March, will now be available through April 30th. Gamers have another 30 days to decide...
DAY 16, April 1 - Live from Hawaii (Not!)
It's April Fool's Day! We're learning how to jazz up our kitchen-made coffee. No foolishness this year, so here's a look at some past fake product introductions:  https://www.sfbags.com/pages/april-fools-day. 
DAY 15, Mar. 31 - Another month in Lockdown
We just received word that the San Francisco shelter-in-place order has been extended through May 1. The hope and intent are to flatten the curve. All order shipments will be to be on hold until...
DAY 14, Mar. 30 - Domo Arigato, Japan
From Japan: "It has been expanding rapidly in our country. Big cities in Japan also could be lockdown. I'm working in hospital as orthopaedic surgeon. Unfortunately we don't have any...
DAY 12 & 13, Mar. 28,29 - NY is overwhelmed
We're entering Week 3 of the San Francisco temporary lockdown, and it looks as though we'll be sheltering in place for a few more weeks. To our NY customers, our hearts...
DAY 11, Mar. 27 - Well wishes from Milan
Our global WaterField community reminds us that we are all in this together:  Hi Gary, Nice to meet you. Surfing the internet, I discovered your site. Very nice what you do....
Day 10, Mar. 26 - Top Seller during Lockdown: CitySlicker in Canvas
Maybe because this is a LIMITED EDITION. Maybe because it comes with a 10-Game Card Holder. Or maybe because the waxed canvas CitySlicker is just too good-looking to pass up....
DAY 9, Mar. 25 - Thank you for your support. Orders will ship when we return.
Honestly, thank you to everyone who has ordered. As a small business, your support means so much to us, especially now. We expect to have our team back to the shop once...
DAY 8, Mar. 24 - Customers share tips on what to do
As other states and countries join California in lockdown, customers shared some of their personal tips on what to do while you shelter-in-place:  "If you are waiting out COVID-19 with others, I recommend...
DAY 7, Mar. 23 - Strange not to be hands-on
David Pierini from Cult of Mac interviewed Gary, as well as leaders of other small businesses in the Apple ecosystem, to see how the company was coping. It has only been a...
DAY 5 & 6, Mar. 21/22 - Shall we make masks?
The nation has a shortage of protective masks and the public is responding. We wanted to as well so we spent time researching how we might start. Unfortunately, we are not...
DAY 4, Mar. 20 - All of California is in lockdown
The SF lockdown was scheduled to last until April 7. But, today Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all of California will now practice shelter-in-place.  We realize there is a strong possibility we may be out of the...
DAY 3, Mar. 19 - We decide to announce
Today we announced the new Hitch Crossbody Brief via Press Release and a newsletter to our community. It felt awkward to be launching something new during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have supported...
DAY 2, Mar. 18 - Apple Announcement
Today, Apple announced a new iPad Pro and MacBook Air with Magic Keyboard. We had anticipated this launch and were ready with a new bag. But, is this the right...
DAY 1, Mar. 17 - Go home!
When we came to work Monday, we had no idea San Francisco would go into lockdown for a while starting at midnight. We packed and shipped that day's orders, quickly gathered whatever...