Trendy classic and practical everyday companion Short handles, plenty of space, and, yes, a Tote is just a bag. This one is made of leather – we offer our Tote in strong cowhide or softer, but still durable and robust goatskin – which make them somewhat special even without fashionable applications. As always, we start with vegetable tanned, extra high quality leather from the tanneries we trust.
Our Tote is not a designer piece, but it is clearly good design. The handles are strong and hand-sewn, so no problem if the bag is really filled after shopping or on the way to the beach or sandpit pond.
By the way: You can also make your own Tote Bag in one of our leather workshops!
For our bags, we use different leathers with quite different properties. All of these leathers are vegetable tanned, and they come mainly from German, sometimes from French tanneries that work to high standards.
We only use carefully tanned leather, sometimes we accentuate with colors, and otherwise only rely on different leather greases. The result: Our leathers age naturally and evenly, and they develop a patina that is unique for every piece – which, by the way, also depends on how you care for the leather. Leather greases, oils or other leather care products may contain different ingredients that can affect the color as well as the color intensity.
Please keep in mind: Each hide takes on the color or hue of the tanning agent in its own way, each dyeing process goes a little bit differently. And as to how your display or monitor shows the colors: we have no influence on that. Color deviations on your display and on the original piece are therefore normal and not a fault.
Oldgermany Cowhide Milled
This leather receives a special treatment in the tannery to soften it and create an attractively grained surface. The suppleness is the only noticeable difference between our Oldgermany Cowhide Brown and Oldgermany Cowhide Milled.
Oldgermany Cowhide Milled is a vegetable tanned light brown leather. It is richly greased and therefore heavy, stable and does not require special care for a long time. Damp leather, especially when still quite new, can rub off onto textiles; from most fabrics, the color – which comes from the vegetable tannins – can easily be washed out. Water stains appear dark on the leather, but that can be easily evened out by wiping the whole leather with a damp cloth.
Natural Strong Goatskin
The name says it all: This goatskin from a tannery located in Tuttlingen in southern Germany is soft to the touch, yet amazingly durable with a natural, unique grain. The skin is unusually thick for goatskin, but preserves the characteristic suppleness.
The medium brown color – which comes from the vegetable tanning agents – intensifies and darkens when the leather is greased or oiled during care. And as usual: Use and touch, light and moisture leave their mark and over time produce a beautiful patina.
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