In response to the last post and its comments:
Fact of the matter is, people at Reload (and other small, locally owned businesses) tend to grow a chip on their shoulder when companies like Urban Outfitters take their "spin" off their product, have it manufactured in China or Vietnam, slap a price on it that is less than half of what Reload sells it for and calls it quits for the day. Sure, not everything in our world is sweatshop free. That's obvious. It is actually pretty damned alienating if you ever stop and try to get your head around all the problems we face in our modern world. I think what is trying to get across is that Reload and us at Fabric Horse try to do our part. We are doing what we know best and contributing in perhaps a small way, but at least it's something. If everyone tried to make a change in at least a small way, then isn't it nice to believe that perhaps our world would start to change as well? Call me idealistic, but I would much rather have a positive spin on the world than a negative. When a large company like UO makes a $50 version of a $100 USA made product, then everything we have been working towards as domestic manufacturers becomes bastardized. Not only are we trying to make quality, custom products that our customers cherish, but we are aiming towards helping to educate the public about the importance and value in supporting domestic production and small business. So, when that large company who shares the same home town of a reputable small business and bastardizes their product it's like a thorn in your side, and yet another obstacle in your path; but hey, that's the name of the game, and we all knew that when we chose the path of doing our own thing. You, Mr. Anonymous, have your feelings on the issue, we have ours. We will never agree, and that's why you work for Urban Outfitters, and we are working towards change. By the way, I am familiar with how UO has "some domestic manufacturing" but that cannot be an excuse to say they are doing their part as well. They are exploitative and treat their employees likes slaves. I can say that because I personally know several people that have been thru their ringer.
If you are real creative, and you can change the colors of this bag with the colors UO chose, then you can see they look pretty darn similar. . .
You really have nothing to stand on stating that these bags look nothing alike, my dear Mr. Anonymous. Let's just call it a day shall we?