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R3DNA, like Timbuk2, is also based in San Francisco, where it operates a materials-recovery program that diverts a ton of leather and foam from landfills each month. “Our crew hand-selects only the finest aged and experienced leather from top auto manufacturers, including Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Lincoln, BMW, Jaguar, and many more,” says Aaron Parrish, who founded the firm with Tim Bogan in 2012.
SF-based R3DNA operates a materials-recovery program that diverts a ton of leather and foam from landfills each month.
R3DNA preps, cleans, conditions, and hand-cuts the material at its East Bay location before handing it off to Timbuk2. Its choice of partner was easy. “Timbuk2 has manufactured high quality custom bags in the U.S. longer than anyone else,” Parrish says. “We’re proud to claim the seasoned company as our first manufacturing partner.”
Parrish and Bogan are accepting preorders of the bags, in your choice of colors, on Kickstarter, where they’re also raising funds to hire more crew members. “When we achieve our funding goal, we’ll be able to divert more than three tons a month, and that’s just the beginning,” Parrish says.