R.Riveter's Nylon collection is finally here. Launching in the spirit of performance - this fabrication will go where a handbag has not gone before. Inspired by the iconic bomber jacket, this American made collection is travel ready. The durability and light hand of this premium nylon means you can blaze trails, AND look chic. It is the same amazing R.Riveter quality, mission, and community - but this time the water rolls right off and the dirt wipes right off. Read more about this new collection HERE.
The Hopper is your go-to adventure bag that won’t weigh you down. The half-moon shape and size are trend forward and super unique. Why this is the bag for you: the zipper closure ensures you can move freely without worry of anything falling out. That bike ride, hike, or wild day out with the kiddos has nothing on this bag. Wear it cross body or classically on your shoulder. The Geo Print webbed strap allows you to wear this bag comfortably for hours into your adventure and we love that for you.
Each R.Riveter handbag takes a journey across the country before arriving at your doorstep. Components are crafted by independent military spouses in their homes around the nation, and shipped to R.Riveter's FabShop to be assembled into a one-of-a-kind product.
Inspiration Behind the Name
Grace Hopper—She Developed a New Computer Language
Setting the scene: It’s 1928. Grace Hopper graduates from Vassar with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and physics. She’s determined to learn more—it’s been this way since she was a little girl. She plans to get her masters and Ph.D. from Yale and she is certain she can do it. This is just the beginning of Miss Grace Hopper.
Writing her legacy: At a young age she showed promising and frankly ultra-impressive initiative. She was determined to serve her country in a huge way and joined the United States Navy Reserve. Her insane smarts landed her a role on the Bureau of Ships Computation Project where she eventually suggested the use of a new programming language using English in place of symbols. Naturally, people were hesitant but were curious. This was the beginning of the computer language “COBOL”. Hopper went on to serve in the military and built important systems for 43 years and retired with the rank of Rear Admiral and decorated with countless awards (excuse us while we pick up our jaw from the floor). Even after her retirement, she worked as a consultant to Digital Equipment Corporation aiding on committees, lecturing, and visiting engineering facilities. Her success in a male dominated field deserves a standing ovation. You go Grace!
Fun fact: she coined the term “debugging” in reference to fixing an issue within a computer when she found an actual moth within the system.
Nylon Care Instructions:
Spot clean with warm water, gentle soap and a soft, damp cloth. Allow to air dry.