The Oak Tote

The Oak Tote

from 250.00

Introducing the ‘Oak Tote’, made from a single piece of Oak-Tanned leather from J +FJ Bakers in Devon. This particular leather takes over a year to produce, using techniques perfected over centuries. I think it is the finest bridle leather made in the UK and I’m proud to create this unique bag that will only become more beautiful with age.

This type of full grain leather will display natural imperfections such as marks, scars and colour differences, no 2 bags are the same.

The entire piece is handstiched with straps secured by copper rivets that will not rust or break.

A small pocket is sewn on the inside with the option of a matching key chain

DIMENSIONS:
13" wide , 11" tall , 6" deep
Straps - 20mm wide, 40cm 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.


PRODUCTION & SHIPPING:
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