I have been carrying my shoulder bag for over a year now, and I had forgotten that it was made in Switzerland, and has this finely-wrought metal badge sewn into the fabric:
I bought the bag because this Swiss brand has a reputation for making stylish and very durable products. It is a well-deserved reputation. Maybe I forgot about the fact that I was carrying a Swiss-made bag because it was under my arm most of the time, present but less visible. Maybe I noticed it again because of the prints I've been doing for the Lucerne Project, which seem to be dealing with making presences out of things that are invisible to me.