Local Maker Interview, vol. 1: Swift Industries
Though the big fish of the bicycle industry just seem to be getting bigger, more and more people are taking their own path and building their own place in the world of bicycles and bicycle accessories by designing and making their own products domestically. In answer to this, consumers are welcoming these local makers with enthusiastic appreciation and fueling what amounts to a sea change in the way manufacturing and commerce are done. This is my first installment of a series that will put a spotlight on some of these people, right here in my little local city of Seattle. These people actually design/fabricate/craft actual things themselves, and I’m very glad they do. These people are an extremely important (and growing) part of our national bicycle culture.