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.
The front flap of a messenger bag contributes to the ease of access. It can be worn on your side or front at waist level with your belongings are always just a short reach away.
You can swing your messenger from a back to a front carry in seconds or even just sling one strap over a shoulder.