I'm just thrilled to death to know that Tom and Company have standards as high or higher than my own when it comes to quality and ethics. They've done all the research for me and I can buy any of the products without worrying that I am supporting social injustice. Everything from the construction down to the most insignificant parts are produced according to US or other First World Country labor and environmental laws. I love all 10 of my Tom Bihn Bags!