Episode 5: Martina Brimmer, co-founder and creative director, Swift Industries

With a background in small-scale agriculture and a drive to create, Martina Brimmer guides a small dedicated team making bicycle bags in Seattle, WA. She explains her evolution from maker to designer, and how that identity affects the products that Swift makes, and the community they’ve grown. A strong punk-rock culture gives Martina and Swift Industries a unique place in the soft-goods industry, and the guts to launch her company during the height of the past recession.

Swift Industries

Music: We Are; by a ninja slob drew me