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Birch Satchel

$ 92.00

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Handmade in cooperation with 60 families (thirty women and fifty seven men) handcrafting one-of-a-kind bags. Many of the tailors are ex-shoe makers that lost their jobs in the trade shift to China. All tailors are paid a fair commission, with living wages and realistically achievable normal working hours. All tailors work from home and have complete working flexibility.
This bag is naturally tanned in the sunlight and oiled with vegetable oils which means no toxic tanning chemicals! And with every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in one of the U.S. National Parks.
Wall paintings and artifacts in Egyptian tombs dating back to 5000 B.C. indicate that leather was used for sandals, clothes, gloves, buckets, bottles, shrouds for burying the dead and for military equipment. The ancient Greeks are credited with developing tanning formulas using certain tree barks and leaves soaked in water to preserve the leather. This was the first record of vegetable tanned leather, which became a well-established trade in Greece around 500 B.C.

Details + Dimensions

13" x 10" x 4"

canvas lining
brass hardware

3 inner compartments
2 inner zip compartments
front buckle compartment

adjustable and removable strap
buckle closure

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At AMERICAN NOMAD we pledge that each item we curate will always:

  protect our planet
  be a patron for people and
  preserve art forms and cultures

Learn more about why we started this program and the steps we take to ensure we keep our pledge. Learn more >

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