If you live in the Northwest and you’re a Filson fan, you’ve probably heard stories of people dumpster diving Filson items from the Seattle factory. A Freeman, the original refab Filson man, forwarded along photos of a bag made for his wife from found tin cloth retrieved from that apocrphal Filson dumpster. He writes:
Hi LL– An acquaintance ran a small clothing concern in Seattle a few years ago, and among other projects, he was building bags out of found materials. Lo-and-behold, he “found” a half bolt of waxed tin cloth in Filson’s dumpsters one late night, and was able to produce a very limited number of sling bags from it. Over time it is gaining a beautiful character and is one of my wife’s all-time favorite things.