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Luxury Leather Tote

This leather tote comes in 2 sizes, Mini and Large. Joan Rivers tried to steal the large one from me when I was showing at a venue during...

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Our Materials
Process & Materials
While we are your Makers and you know exactly where your leather goods come from, it’s also important to know the source of the materials we use in making them for you. If you would like more info about our products and sources then let’s connect to discuss.

 

Our Leather:

We are soft leather experts and have developed proprietary techniques for working with softer Chrome tanned Italian leathers. 

Unlike the stiffer, belt like, Vegetable tanned leathers, our leathers are soft right out of the box. Like the blue jeans you wear that only get softer and more comfortable with age, our leathers will immediately conform to your lifestyle and develop a great patina over time, making your life’s adventures more memorable and meaningful.

Unbranded English Cow –Chrome/Oil tanned - Full Grain – Struck thru (dyed all the way thru the hide) Tanned in Italy – Unavailable anywhere else in the world.We worked with a 6th Generation tannery in Italy for 2 years to develop our proprietary leather.

Click here to watch our video and learn more about our leather, where it comes from and why it’s some of the best leather in the world.

Our Paper:

We offer you a choice of 3 European, hand-torn papers: Arches Woven, Frankfurt White, and Frankfurt Creme. Arches is our Standard. The other 2 are Premium papers from Germany.

Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.

Pick one paper for your entire journal or pick a different paper for each refill.

Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove. The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free. You can also watercolor on our papers. They take light and heavy washes well and will dry completely flat.

And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

Our Hardware:

Our hardware is all low lead solid brass. Unlike Zinc, Solid brass is not only strong and patinas well but the low lead content complies with California safety standards.

We have 2 finishes, Antique Brass and Nickel Matte and because we believe in building things the way you want them, we offer you the choice of hardware finish on all of our products. If you don’t see that choice then just ask us.

We want your tools in life to match your individuality without compromise and inspire your life’s adventures.

Tools and Machines We Use:

Ever wonder how these things get made? Want to see the machines we use and how we make your stuff?

Watch the growing number of videos we are making to show and teach exactly that.

Learn more here


  • This leather tote comes in 2 sizes, Mini and Large. Joan Rivers tried to steal the large one from me when I was showing at a venue during the Emmys.
    That was probably because of it's unique look and timeless appeal.

    Totes measurements are:
    Mini Tote: 15w X 11h X 6d.
    Large Tote: 18w X 14h X 6d

    Both are made with our soft chrome tanned and incredibly durable full grain Italian leather. And with our Guarantee, this Italian leather tote will last your lifetime.

    Solid Brass hardware with leather laminated handles make this a solid, unbreakable and comfortable bag to carry.
    We stitch this bag with our saddle stitching machine used for horse saddles and saddle bags.
    It's why we can guarantee it for Life, Even if your DOG EATS IT.

    This Italian Leather Tote bag will sit perfectly flat and will not fall over thanks to the rigid leather wrapped binders board floor.
    So, no matter what you are carrying, your bag will not bag on the bottom.

    In addition to that the top edge of the front and rear walls of the bag are reinforced with a 3/4 inch leather edge adding to the sturdiness of this bag.

    Great for a picnic in a park or around town in a grocery store... at a market, shopping anywhere or as a quick grab and go carry on bag when traveling.

    The straps are long enough to carry under your arm and around our shoulder as well as in your hand.

    This bag has a full width pocket inside against the back wall of the bag. It's perfect for sorting your papers, folders, magazines or for a place to put your tablet.
    Also equiped with a full width outside rear pocket. We split this pocket into 2 pockets with a vertical stitch up the middle.

    See the Options tab above for more details.

  • When ordering you can choose:

    COLOR:  Rustic Brown, Black or Bison

    HARDWARE: Solid Brass in 2 finishes, Antique Brass & Nickel Matte

    see the Our Materials link above for more info on our leather and hardware


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  • Shipping:
    Our items are shipped with $9.95 flat rate shipping via USPS 1st class or Priority mail. Transit times are usually 2-3 days, counting Saturday but not Sunday.

    Returns:
    All of our items come with a 30-day hassle-free return policy.

    Read our full policy here.



    *Personalized and Custom items are not refundable.


    GUARANTEED FOR LIFE, EVEN IF YOUR DOG EATS IT

    Read more about our guarantee here.

  • While we are your Makers and you know exactly where your leather goods come from, it’s also important to know the source of the materials we use in making them for you. If you would like more info about our products and sources then let’s connect to discuss.

    Italian Leather: Our Primary Ingredient

    Our Italian Leather

    We are soft leather experts and have developed proprietary techniques for working with softer Chrome tanned Italian leathers.

    Unlike the stiffer, belt like, Vegetable tanned leathers, our leathers are soft right out of the box. Like the blue jeans you wear that only get softer and more comfortable with age, our leathers will immediately conform to your lifestyle and develop a great patina over time, making your life’s adventures more memorable and meaningful.

    Unbranded English Cow –Chrome/Oil tanned - Full Grain – Struck thru (dyed all the way thru the hide) Tanned in Italy – Unavailable anywhere else in the world.We worked with a 6th Generation tannery in Italy for 2 years to develop our proprietary leather.

    View our Processes and Proprietary soft leather-working techniques

    Hand-torn European Fine Art & Writing papers

    European fine Paper

    We offer you a choice of 3 European, hand-torn papers: Arches Text Wove, Frankfurt White, and Frankfurt Creme.

    Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.

    Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove. The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

    Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
    They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free. You can also watercolor on our papers. They take light and heavy washes well and will dry completely flat.

    And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

    We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

    Solid Brass Hardware

    Threads and Cords

    Ancient and Hand-carved Beads

    Beads

    The beads we use are anything but common.

    Some of our beads are over 300 years old. Others are individually hand carved. Some are and rustic and tribal in nature while others are more elegant.

    We use ancient African trade beads, Jade, Lapis, unpolished Tiger Eye, Jasper, Opal, solid bronze and Sterling Silver and are always adding to and changing out line.

    See our Machine Demos

  • Personalize Any Item

    If there’s one thing that really gets us off it’s making your item look totally cool and unique.

    And, when it comes to Personalizing your item, nothing gets more personal and unique.
    That’s why we offer so much more than just initials, a name or a short line of text.

    While it’s impossible to list all the creative and different ways we can personalize your book, bag or cover, we tried grouping them into the categories below. Any and all of these can be combined so if you need something special then contact us.

    Also, keep in mind that while we usually have standard placement for personalization, we can put it just about anywhere on your item at your request. There is no additional charge for that but you do need to tell us.

    See our Personalization Gallery for Ideas

    3 Initial, Full or Multi-line Personalization

    included in the ordering options for most journals and covers

    3 Initial Personalization... the simplest and most popular choice.

    If you get a cover or a journal with 3 Initial Personalization, at our discretion we will usually include a matching leather bookmark and will personalize it with the same 3 initials.

    Full or Multi-line Personalization includes up to 15 spaces, counting the spaces in between the words or name.

    But just in case you are really close, we let you fudge 20% more by letting you add up to 18 spaces. When entering your desired pesonalization please remember that what you enter is CaSE sEnseTIve.

    We can put more letters on a single line but if it goes over the space limit then it will need to be entered as an additional line and will be charged accordingly.

    Symbols

    We have a Unique & Growing collection of Symbols which we can put on your item.

    To see the full collection just click on the BUTTON below.
    When ordering a Symbol we give you the choice of adding up to 3 initials directly below it.

    Symbols can also be combined with a Patch but must be ordered separately.

    See Symbols Collection

    Patches

    Leather Patches are one of the most Unique forms of personalization we know of and nobody that we know of does it.

    This is where we create a leather patch, put whatever you want on it… a Symbol, up to 3 full lines of type…. basically, whatever you would like, and sew the patch onto your item. Because setup on these can take a long time, we typically make at least 2 just in case we make a mistake. But we usually don’t so in that case we will either just give you the second one or sew it onto your bookmark (if it's included) and if it fits.

    Combinations & Variations:
    We can combine patches, Symbols, Single or Multi-line Personalization in whatever way/s you would like.

    There are near unlimited variations and we do our best to make your patch look as cool as possible.
    But if you have certain placement needs or desires then you can just let us know.

    See our Personalization Gallery for Ideas

    Custom Logos and Graphics

    If you have a logo or graphic you would like debossed into your item or on a patch then we can do that too.
    The max size is 5x2 inches. We send out to have a special metal die made which can be used over and over again.

    Custom Metal Casting

    beads, logos, findings and more...

Free Returns

30 Day return policy
Free return shipping in the contiguous US.
Risk-Free shopping experience.
Learn More HERE

Hand-built on our Workbench

Made while thinking of you.
...from our hands to yours

Watch  our Processes HERE

Guaranteed for LIfe...

even if your dog eats it.

You heard that right!

Read our Guarantee HERE

Unique Personalization

Initials, Multi Line, Symbols, Patches, Custom and more...

See all your options HERE

Get Personally Inspired

See how others have personalized their items.

 See Personalization Gallery