The 'Caroline' Tote Bag

The 'Caroline' Tote Bag


Named after my Mother who had the first one, this bag is constructed of one single piece of vegetable tanned leather, then hand sewn to create the strongest bond. Big enough to fit books, clothes and a bottle of water and versatile enough for shopping, groceries and beach trips.

The straps are adjustable and fixed to the bag with double capped rivets and solid brass roller buckles.

This leather will develop a unique patina over the months and years.

H 37.5cm W 25cm D 18cm
Straps - 20mm wide, and adjustable between 25cm and 37cm high

*Included - FREE pot of home made leather balm*

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What is Veg Tan Leather?
The ancient craft of naturally tanning leather is complex and fascinating. Only natural materials such as leaves and husks are used to dye the leather, after which, each hide is hung for several weeks. This is compared to the globally dominant method of Chromium tanning, which reduces the process to a mere few days. Whilst certainly time-effective, it is important to me to try to avoid using chrome-tanned leather, as the vast use of chemicals in this process is very harmful to the environment, our waterways and oceans.

Apart from this being an ethical choice, it’s very much aesthetic and practical – veg-tan leather is beautiful, often displaying the history of life through scars and imperfections. The material will develop a wonderful patina unique to each owner and after years become a treasured object.

This item is made to order. Please allow up to a week for production and shipping out. 

All my items are shipped via the Royal Mail with their 'Track & Trace service'. You will receive a unique tracking number through which we can both check the progress of delivery.

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Jonathan Hyde