We've been committed to making products in the USA since our start in 1998. Back then, off-shore manufacturing was the prevailing trend, and many sewing shops in San Francisco were shuttered.
We wanted hands-on experience with the products we were making — from the idea phase to final production. We wanted to ensure things were done right, make changes on the fly, and iterate on the design as needed.
Our small-batch production fits the types of products we offer — well-designed, custom-fit items you buy for life. You may have to wait a while for us to make it for you, but you know it will be well-made.
With WaterField American-made gear, you get high quality, long-lasting products. All our designs are original, incorporating details you'll appreciate with each use.
We use only premium, full-grain leather for our bags and accents. It comes from the toughest part of the hide with the tightest grain so it's extremely durable.
Full-grain leather looks better and better as it ages, and your WaterField bag will develop a beautiful patina.
Our bags are designed specifically to protect your laptops and tablets, whether you're going to the office, traveling, or staying local. So, yes, our bags include not just one, but often two, integrated padded compartments for keeping your MacBook, iPad, Surface, and other PC laptops and tablets safe and secure. Insert your laptop and tablet into their own padded compartments where they will stay safe and sound.
Part of the beauty of distressed leather is that each piece is unique and that it ages beautifully. In the early stages of your leather bag’s life, you can clean it up with a hot hairdryer to remove most marks. Just gently rub your finger around as the hair dryer heats up to distribute the oils.