Waxed Canvas Crossbody | Aluminum
Handmade by refugee women working with Austin-based non-profit Open Arms, a Multicultural Refugee Coalition empowering refugee women through fair-wage employment and opportunities for refugee livelihoods through training, education and community connections.
Our partner uses locally-sourced materials as much as possible when making their bags. The canvas fabric is waxed by hand using local beeswax and dried naturally in the sun. And with every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
Waxed cotton appeared in the mid-19th century from the sailing industry in Scotland. Early mariners applied fish oils and grease to waterproof their sailcloth. The result was efficient sails when dry and lighter sails when wet. Later waxed cotton was used for military applications. Since it was strong, comfortable and had the waterproofing capability, it was used for uniforms, tents and military duffles. Waxed canvas wears like leather and will age beautifully.
Details + Dimensions
15" x 10" tall
9" handle drop
vegan leather straps
fully lined, waterproof
1 inner zip pocket
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