Rickshaw just launched a new project on Kickstarter!
Greetings from San Francisco. Just a quick note to let you know I just launched a new project on Kickstarter, and—hold onto your pencils—it's NOT a bag! Many of you... Read more
Last chance to save $100 on our new classic backpack!
Greetings from San Francisco! Just a quick reminder that our latest Kickstarter campaign — Classic American Backpack: Made in USA by Rickshaw Bagworks — ends at midnight tomorrow (Thursday, 11/5).... Read more
Get our new backpack on Kickstarter for half price, and delivered in time for the holidays!
Just a reminder... We're introducing our update of the classic American daypack from the 1970's. Made from scratch in our own factory in San Francisco (of course!). Reserve yours now,... Read more
Something new from Rickshaw Bagworks: The Classic American Backpack
Greetings from San Francisco. Just a quick note to let you know we launched a new backpack project today, and we've got some awesome Early Bird Specials. Check it out... Read more
Good News! Everything has shipped!
Greetings from San Francisco. We worked over the weekend and finished all of the remaining backpacks and phone cases. All outstanding rewards are now in the mail. If you have... Read more
We're Almost Finished!
Happy New Year! Just a quick update to let you know we've shipped about 500 packages, and we're down to the last 50. We're making the last of the backpacks... Read more
Hang in there! Your bag will be on its way soon...
Poor ol' St. Nick. I know the feeling!
I just wanted to let you know, if you have not yet received your reward, you have not been forgotten or crossed... Read more
Quick Update & Happy Holidays!
Greetings from SF. I just wanted to give you a quick update on our fulfillment progress. We're making bags and shipping them as fast as we can. So far, we've shipped... Read more
Reporting live, from San Francisco: We're making bags, and we're shipping bags — as fast as we can! You will receive a USPS confirmation email when your reward ships. Hang... Read more
GOOD NEWS & Happy Holidays!
By MARK DWIGHT
SAN FRANCISCO — Our reflective fabric has arrived, and the cutting has begun!
Please respond to the survey (separate email) as soon as possible, so I have... Read more
Progress Report: Pouches in Production
Our reflective fabric has not yet arrived, but we're busy making 300+ Special Edition Pouches. The production samples are finished, and they look great, featuring our special Kickstarter/Rickshaw commemorative label.... Read more
Check out my latest article for Inc.
My latest article for Inc. Magazine, "The Case for Made in America", just posted, and appears in the November print edition. I hope you enjoy a little more of the... Read more
Progress Report: Rolling Up Our Sleeves
The end is just the beginning! I've spent the past two days, between World Series games, tallying all of the rewards and add-ons (manually), so we can plan our production... Read more
IT'S A WRAP. THANK YOU!
Wow! 543 backers and $81K in pledges. The campaign process has been really fun, and you all have been wonderfully enthusiastic and interactive. Now, on to the next phase...
From... Read more
LAST CHANCE for AWESOME PRICES and PRE-HOLIDAY DELIVERY
Well, we're down to the final hours of our funding campaign. Do your early holiday shopping, and tell your friends! Anyone who wants to get in on the special Kickstarter... Read more
Amazing Reflective Tweed Halloween Video
Greetings backers. We created a special Halloween video for your viewing pleasure. Just a reminder, our funding campaign ENDS THIS FRIDAY (10/24) at 11:59pm PST, so time is running out... Read more
Friday Update: The Final Week of Our Campaign
Greetings from San Francisco. We're one big happy city today, basking in the glory of our National League Championship victory last night. On to the World Series! Go Giants!
Meanwhile,... Read more
Countdown: Two Weeks To Go! We've got labels and a design modification...
Greetings from San Francisco, and Happy Friday! Our campaign is just two weeks from wrapping-up. Over the past several weeks, we've been busy procuring some of the essential items we... Read more
The Kickstarter craze has fostered a robust ecosystem of support services — including outcome prediction, funding promotion and reward fulfillment. One fascinating site is Kicktraq, which extrapolates a total... Read more
New Product! New Reward! Introducing the Hip Pack Pouch (Pair)
Happy Friday! It has now been two action-packed weeks since we launched this project, and we just can't stop dreaming-up new stuff for you. We're having too much fun here... Read more
Oops! How to adjust your international shipping fee...
My apologies for the confusion over international shipping rates. No good deed goes unpunished. :-)
I have now discovered that Kickstarter automatically adds the shipping fee I originally specified for... Read more
Let's Get Personal: Mark Gives a Tour of the Sutro Backpack
I had a request for a more thorough video review of the Sutro Backpack. Your wish is my command (usually). Here you go...
Good News! Cheaper International Shipping Rates for Most Rewards
Hello international backers. I have good news from our Global Shipping Department — cheaper international shipping rates for most rewards.
Hats off to Angelina (pictured here), our tireless customer service... Read more
We hit the $50K milestone! Thank you!
Woohoo! The bells are ringing here at Rickshaw! We hit $50K today.Yes, I confess, I'm obsessively monitoring our progress, and responding to questions and suggestions, while dreaming up new... Read more
Good question. That gives me an idea! Introducing the "Special K" Utility Pouch...
Greetings from San Francisco. One of our Kickstarter fans inquired about adding Velcro to the inside of the Sutro Backpack to add a drop pocket. We actually tried that on... Read more
YOU ASKED FOR IT, WE MADE IT #4: Kickstarter Commemorative Label
Happy Monday! Last week, one of our Kickstarter fans suggested we make a custom label to identify the Amazing Reflective Bags as Kickstarter products. Great idea! Let's celebrate our Kickstarter collaboration... Read more
The Amazing Reflective Backpack gets the nod from CoolHunting.com
I'm a huge fan of Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten, co-founders of the renowned culture blog, Cool Hunting. For over 10 years, Josh and Evan have been curating the... Read more
YOU ASKED FOR IT, WE MADE IT #3: Introducing the Reflective Strap Pad
Earlier this week, one of our Kickstarter fans suggested we make a Reflective Strap Pad. Why not? The more reflective, the better! One of the great things about designing and... Read more
Just For Fun: iPhone 6 "Pocket Test"
How big are the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?
I put them to the "pocket test"...
YOU ASKED FOR IT #2: Introducing the Reflective Commuter 2.1 Laptop Briefcase
I've also had several requests for our ever-popular Commuter 2.1 Laptop Briefcase. Your wish is my command! We're offering an Early Bird Special (EBS) on the Solid Reflective Commuter for... Read more
YOU ASKED FOR IT: Introducing the Reflective LARGE Messenger Bag
I've had several requests for our LARGE Messenger bag. The Medium Messenger fits our 13-inch laptop sleeve, and the Large Messenger fits our 15-inch laptop sleeve. This bag requires a big... Read more
Does it fit? iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Mock-ups
This morning I made cardboard mock-ups of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Compared to the iPhone 4 & 5, the 6 Plus is freakishly large. So here's the verdict... Read more
Add-ons & Accessories
Greetings! I've had numerous requests to order multiple rewards. Yes, please, you can order multiples of any item, and any assortment of products you like. Since you can only pledge... Read more
Hip Pack Dimensions
Hi there. I've had a few questions about the size of the Hip Pouch. It's a new product, so there's no info on our web site yet. The bag measures... Read more
We're off to a great start!
Hey everybody. Greetings from San Francisco! Thanks for all of your enthusiastic support so far. I'm thrilled we've captured your attention with our new reflective fabric. We launched the project... Read more