Originally Posted by whodini
Construction is Filson.
Cotton is sourced from Uganda which is a factor of the price increase. It's not that they're picking some random factory in China, they source the material based on quality and based on how it fulfills their commitment to philantropy. The process is much more involved so as insure that more of the profit is given back to the workers.
The cheaper bag is also made by Filson.
So I think you are saying this bag costs more than the same Filson model because this bag uses Ugandan cotton which costs more because the Ugandan workers are paid more than the workers who makes Filson's cotton (and maybe the Ugandan cotton is also better for some other reason since you say they "source the material based on quality"). I have no idea where Filson gets its "tin cloth" cotton, but I have no reason to doubt you about which workers are better paid.