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.
Made from recycled leather and cotton that has been wasted by factories within a 140km radius of where the bags are made. If not collected, this leather could otherwise end up in landfills. And with every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
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
9"w x 6.5" h x 1.5"d
off-cut & scrap leather
dead stock cotton
inner zip pocket
What is #planetpeoplepreservation?
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