The Windmill Backpack is moving along, however I have decided not to use Rodney from the Philippines or make the backpack in the Philippines. Rodney can only find sub-grade quality materials, therefore, if I personally need to go to Korea, Taiwan, China, and Japan to buy materials, I may as well make the pack closer to the source, a lot cheaper, say in Hong Kong, or China.
Second option and becoming a better idea daily is to make the backpack in Canada or the USA.
I cannot enter the USA for more than 30 days or pay many taxes. The USA allows me to earn up to 80 thousand outside the USA, so I could go to Canada, same as the USA with an self-identity problem to resolve.
What I need to do is buy all the top quality materials, free of the Asia problem of sub-quality and copies, never does anything work culture. I think the first 100 could 10 times easier be made in the USA. In the USA, I can just call up a vendor, say sent me this, pay by credit card and I have what I need, while Asia is tantamount to doing drug deals, with hired guns, cash money, many stupid things, not to be trusted farther than you can throw them. Yes, it is cheaper, but takes 10 times longer to get something done, I really do not want to live in China or the Philippine watching people sow, and I can buy a machine cheaper and make the bag myself. Which, is a good idea, I truly think I am the best person on the planet to sew this bag up.
I guess I should find a place in Canada, there is that Mountain Coop place on the West Coast, and seems to be a cutting edge gear store.