The arrival of Chrome Industries to Seattle seems so natural. I couldn't think of a better fit for this mobile, eco-conscious and active city than the products that Chrome provides. You've probably seen their signature item around town: the ubiquitous messenger bag with the cool seatbelt strap? Yup, that's Chrome.
When I was telling the boyfriend about my plans to attend a press event at the Chrome HUB in downtown Seattle, about how cool their messenger bags looked online, he simply pulled out HIS well-worn bag and showed it to me. It's a nearly six year old Chrome messenger bag. He loves their products. And after checking out their new downtown digs, I think I do too.
|Handy Hipsters: helpful Chrome clerks stand ready to serve in requisite crisp black Tees + scraggly beards.|
Many of Chrome's products are made in the USA. MADE IN THE USA! When they are NOT, it's due to fact that the manufacturing process can be better served in other factories worldwide, and the people there who make it, get fair wages, and good treatment. This is not sweatshopped gear, folks, this is a lean, mean ethical machine intent of procuring quality products made from smart and savvy designs.
In case you're not living in one of the six cities their HUBs are located (SF, twice, New York, Chicago, Portland or Seattle) have no fear. They ship worldwide, and that includes their custom orders. You can go online and custom build your Chrome bag to your specifications. Cool, yeah?
|Shiny, Happy People: 4 out of 5 cute couples prefer Chrome. A Seattle pair of love birds check out the HUB.|
What's your take on Chrome? Would you own a bag?
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