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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. is How to make a Timbuk2bag. Im Doug Patt. This video entry is about this messenger bag. This messenger bag was made by Timbuk2, the messenger bag company out of San Francisco. Its a one of a kind. The special component of this bag is the plastic fabric panel down the middle. I added the design to the fabric with permanent markers. We call this panel material Reclaim, its patent pending and it all started with a project my business partner worked on while he was at Stanfords Institute of design. Brian Witlin and I started a product development company back in 2005 called RootPhi. During that time, Brian moved forward with a fabric product idea and started making wallets. A good friend of his who was working with Timbuk2 saw the project and thought it might be a good idea to try it with some of their bags. Brian worked tirelessly to turn out enough fabric for bags that were eventually displayed in their store in San Francisco. The bags got lots of press and appeared in a number very popular blogs. We were even interviewed by CNN. But eventually the cost of giving our company a hand with product development was too much and we parted ways with Timbuk2. But before we did, Brian made this one of a kind bag for me. He had sent me a couple plastic fabric panels and said go bananas with the artwork. So I did. Unfortunately we got rolling on the project just as our contract with Timbuk2 ended. So it never ended up in the store but it did end up in my office. So Ive got this super cool bag and Brain to thank. So thanks Brian and Timbuk2 for a good run. Hopefully when our patent clears well be making lots more bags and other stuff with fun companies like Timbuk2. So, thanks for checking out How to make a Timbuk2 bag. I'm Doug Patt. See you next time on how to archtiect.
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