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About Us

Our Mission

“Fresh Bags Made Daily, Right Here in San Francisco”

Rickshaw Bagworks designs and manufactures customizable messenger bags, backpacks, briefcases, tote bags, computer sleeves and related accessories in its own sewing factory in San Francisco. Rickshaw was founded in 2007 by its owner, CEO and creative director, Mark Dwight. Today, we are a dedicated team of 30 people working together in a small warehouse in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood. Our products are inspired by urban mobility and distinguished by simple, functional design and high-quality materials and construction. We also design many of our own fabrics, which are manufactured in the USA, with sustainability and long-lasting performance in mind.

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Factory Store

Location & Hours:

Rickshaw Bagworks Factory Store 904 22nd St @ Minnesota

San Francisco, CA 94107

WE ARE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Email us for an appointment

Tucked in a cozy corner of our factory is the Rickshaw Bagworks store- the only place in the world to check out our entire collection in person. Our super knowledgeable staff is available to guide you through the customization process and give you an in-depth look at the factory where your bag will be made. Our customizer wall features over 100 fabric swatches to use in the design process, and we have some unique fabrics that are offered in-store exclusively. Whether you're looking for our iconic Zero Messenger bag, our new Sutro Backpack, or best-selling Commuter laptop bag, we have a great stock of ready-made bags in our favorite colorways to draw inspiration from, or to take home with you that day.



































Our Fabrics

 

 

Cordura Nylon




Cordura® Brand Nylon is the outdoor industry standard. It was made popular by companies like Jansport and Eastpack and is the fabric used exclusively by US military. We use 1000 denier fabric, which has a soft "hand" (as opposed to the more coarse ballistic nylon). It is water resistant, spot treatable and very sturdy.

Performance Tweed

Our Performance Tweed™ fabric is milled especially for Rickshaw from 100% post-consumer plastic (aka PET aka recycled water bottles). The upholstery-grade fabric is water resistant, durable, and coated with a water and stain resistant coating called "eco-shield." We developed this fabric based on our love of the classic tweed chevron from woolen textiles updated for modern performance.

Waterproof Xpac Sailcoth

X-Pac™ is technical sailcloth that we've repurposed for our bags. It's our most lightweight, and waterproof fabric. It will break in over time giving it a slightly wrinkled look but maintains it's water resistance. Extremely durable, the diamond pattern is created by cross-tension fibers that act as ripstop and strength reinforcement.

Amazing Reflective Tweed

Our Performance Tweed™ fabric is milled especially for Rickshaw from 100% post-consumer plastic (aka PET aka recycled water bottles). The upholstery-grade fabric is water resistant, durable, and coated with a water and stain resistant coating called "eco-shield." We developed this fabric based on our love of the classic tweed chevron from woolen textiles updated for modern performance.