Rob Honeycutt has a simple piece of advice for people planning to start their own business: "Always keep your eyes open and be aware that things don't always go well. Never give up until you finally succeed." The Californian knows exactly what he's talking about and his success proves him right. 30 years ago, he decided to start his own business. The bicycle courier bought a sewing machine and went to work, making high quality messenger bags. First under the name Scumbag, later he renamed his company Timbuk2.
TIMBUK2: BORN IN THE GARAGE, ARRIVED IN THE METROPOLISES
"As a bicycle courier, he knew what was important," says the Timbuk2 company homepage. He, that means Rob Honeycutt, the founder of the innovative bag manufactory. What matters? Crafted workmanship, robust materials, intelligent details and absolute wearing comfort. Honeycutt taught himself how to sew with ardor and registered his own company called Scumbag in 1989. First, he sewed his bags in his San Francisco garage at home.
Following the example of the African city Timbuktu and his favourite band Timbuk3, he decided to call his company Timbuk2 one year after its foundation. In 1991, he left his garage and opened his first store in San Francisco South of Market. He then embarked on a course of study that brought him closer to the characteristics of mass production. Honeycutt also had the idea of involving his customers in the design process. They were given the chance to create the desired bag themselves. Because he recognized the possibilities of the Internet early on and offered "Build your own Bag" online at Timbuk2, he was even awarded a prize at the turn of the millennium. Meanwhile Timbuk2 is available from New York via Tokyo to Melbourne.
TIMBUK2: THE LOGO ON THE COCKTAIL NAPKIN
Every company needs a memorable logo. In Honeycutt's case, the brand logo came about by chance. One day, the former bicycle courier scribbled on a cocktail napkin and came to the conclusion that a simple whirl should act as a company logo from then on. Over the years Timbuk2 expanded its product range. In addition to the Messangerbags, high quality backpacks and crossbody bags were produced. In the middle of the 2000s the first rolling case of the brand was added to the repertoire. Honeycutt also noticed that the laptop was a real triumph, so he designed bags for the portable computers at an early stage.
Environmental protection: Timbuk2 focuses on sustainability and mainly uses bluesign-certified materials.
Durability: Timbuk2 products shine with their robustness. The company offers a lifetime warranty.
Multi-functionality: Whether on holiday or in the office - Timbuk2 bags are the perfect companion for any activity.
TIMBUK2 AT KELLER SPORTS
Timbuk2 has made a name for itself worldwide and stands for bags and backpacks of premium workmanship. Additionally Timbuk2 products always convince with their design. You can see for yourself in the Timbuk2 Shop at Keller Sports. We offer Timbuk2 online, have an enormous selection of backpacks as well as crossbody and messenger bags. The brand from San Francisco convinces with all its articles with flexibility, large main compartments, offers many organization compartments.
In addition, you don't have to worry about your laptop - the specially created compartments in Timbuk2 products protect you from bumps and scratches. At Keller Sports you'll find Timbuk2 models for every occasion. Looking for an office companion? Take a look at the stylish and at the same time simple Messenger Bag. Do you love hiking? Then the Timbuk2 Shop at Keller Sports is the right place for you, too. Of course, it is always worth taking a look at the Timbuk2 Sale, where many models are offered at particularly attractive prices.
TIMBUK2: COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY
Timbuk2 articles have become cult items and enjoy great popularity especially in hip metropolises - not only among bicycle couriers. As a contribution to sustainable production, the Californians mainly use bluesign-certified materials for their products. Also praiseworthy: Timbuk2 products come up trumps with a lifelong guarantee. You can also conveniently return your bag or backpack to Timbuk2 if you don't want it anymore. This is then recycled and reused to make new products.
TIMBUK2 ARTICLES: FUNCTIONAL, HIGH QUALITY, STYLISH
The products from Timbuk2 impress above all with their robust and high-quality quality. However, the brand from San Francisco also has a special design. The rolltop closure is typical. It conceals the main compartment and side compartment combination and ensures that your clothes, mobile phone, laptop or whatever you want to store in your bag are always protected. Inside you'll find plenty of storage space and a number of pockets. Even wetness can't harm your Timbuk2, as all models are equipped with waterproof materials.