North St. Bags Lifts Up Media Outreach with Press Forward


PORTLAND, OR.- North St. Bags, producers of made-in-Oregon backpacks, bags, and travel accessories, has partnered with Press Forward PR for media relations.
“We are happy to have found a truly great partner in Press Forward. Finding someone outside your company who is willing to listen, learn, and travel with you on your journey is rare,” said Kevin Murphy, Product Marketing Manager at North St. Bags.

Founded in 2009 with a mission to forge their own path in the industry and lower the barriers between their customers and the goods that they purchase, North St. Bags produces all of their bags in house by hand to ensure that each bag is deserving of the highest quality. Designing with durability, sustainability and purpose in mind, North St. Bags sources the majority of the materials they use within the United States.  By bringing transparency to manufacturing, creating relationships between the people making the packs and their customers, North St. Bags aims to turn commerce into community.

Press Forward founder Andrew Gardner said about the partnership “North St. Bags really epitomizes the current direction of the outdoor industry. Their products are versatile, with design grounded in purpose and sustainability; values that we share at Press Forward.” This can most clearly be seen in North St. Bags newest releases, the Flanders (MSRP from $189) and the Davis (MSRP from $99). Both packs feature a more refined shape, providing a better carry while offering the durability of waterproof 1000 denier Cordura fabric. They are as comfortable in the office as they will be on your next excursion and are produced by hand in Portland, OR with mainly US sourced materials. For North St. Bags Media inquiries, please contact Zach Levy at

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About North St. Bags
Founded in 2009 by Curtis Williams, North St. Bags manufactures versatile backpacks, duffles and accessories sustainably and purposefully. All North St. bags are manufactured in house, by hand with US sourced materials in Portland, OR. They bring transparency to the origins of their products, building community into commerce. North St.believes made-in-house is more than a byline, it’s a way of life.

About Press Forward PR
Founded by lifelong skier and cyclist, Andrew Gardner in 2013, Press Forward is a multi-disciplinary media agency focused on sport, sustainability, health and wellness clients. The small Vermont-based agency has a reputation for cultivating brand strategy through media outreach and out-of-the-box thinking and multi-channel engagement. Current clients include Julbo Eyewear, Velocio Apparel, Fischer Sports US, Ibex Outdoor Clothing, 1% for the Planet, PeopleForBikes, Opinel Knives and UnTapped Maple.