This bag is made from a premium Kurashiki canvas. Only 150 feet of fabric can be woven on shuttle looms per day. The built to last construction features raw brass hardware - produced in a traditional casting factory in downtown Tokyo and vegetable-tanned Japanese leather parts – slowly and carefully tanned with mimosa extract. It is inspired by the iconic U.S. army bags.
The robust canvas will become supple with use; the natural leather will darken beautifully and take on its patina.
The bag closes with a high-quality solid brass zipper which can be tucked back into the bag when open for easy access. It has one interior pocket, and it is just the right size for a 2-3 day trip and is well within hand luggage size limits.
This bag is made in the Superior Labor studio in Okayama prefecture where they turned an old elementary school into a unique workshop space. They work with a pride that is typical of Japanese craftsmanship. The result is a range of 100% hand-crafted accessories which are not only beautiful but also extremely practical and hard-wearing, fully justifying the Superior Labor motto: "We take pride in craftsmanship and never skimp on time and effort."
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