From Whole Foods to Timbuk2

Via Merete Mueller
on Apr 16, 2008
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San Francisco-based bike bag company Timbuk2 recently teamed up with their local Whole Foods (just a bike ride away from Timbuk2’s downtown manufacturing plant) to make bags out of the old banners that hung over the store’s meat and produce departments. The vinyl Whole Foods “Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes” and “Eat Locally” banners suddenly became the perfect waterproof lining for Timbuk2’s classic messenger bags. Check out photos of the recycling party, and Timbuk2’s new sustainable hemp “Grown” line.


About Merete Mueller

Merete is a writer and filmmaker, and was once-upon-a-time the Managing Editor of elephant journal's print incarnation, from 2006-2008. Today, you can find her on Twitter @meretemueller and on her blog To The Bones. Her first documentary, "TINY: A Story About Living Small", about people who have downsized their lives into homes the size of a parking space, premiered at SXSW in March 2013.


One Response to “From Whole Foods to Timbuk2”

  1. Anita says:

    Seen in my local Fort Lauderdale Whole Foods Market…”Organic Garlic” from China!
    They hand out plastic bags like candy, and for some reason seem to just want to ignore my 84 yr old mom… Sorry, I think their founder has also been under a bit of scrutiny….atleast here they feel more like the big corporate store they are then on Boulder….Seen more SUV’s than anyother parking lot!