We are proud to share the process behind creating the Philanthropist Briefcase in Seattle, Washington. Over the last couple years of working with Filson it is amazing to understand that since they started in 1897 their approach hasn’t changed with their infamous quote – “Might as well have the best.”
It has been incredible to see that a 100 year old tag line is still relevant to people that want the best product and are also glad when that product has a purpose. After several years of supporting the opportunities that communities create to sustain themselves our Uganda Project with Filson is a testament to people wanting the best.
Our Uganda Project is a microeconomic program employing formerly displaced Ugandans in the rebuilding of the once-strong Ugandan cotton business. The result is a 17.5 oz organic cotton canvas that was grown, milled, woven and dyed in Uganda. Every 100 units of the Philanthropist Briefcase utilizes the entire annual yield of cotton for one Ugandan farmer.
With over a thousand units handcrafted in Seattle by Filson’s team the Philanthropist Briefcase is a great story of two worlds being connected and how true it is that we might as well have the best!