Material: Vegetable-tanned leather, cotton lining, metal hardware, bag charm made with veg-tanned leather and wood
Size: 30 x 38 x 12 cm. Length of handles 44 cm
Designed in Finland. Made in India.
Care instructions: Wipe clean with a clean dry soft cloth. Do not use water, soap or leather soap. Treat the product with leather conditioner regularly; we recommend spot testing an inconspicuous area first. Store carefully in the cotton dust bag.
Stuff the product with newspaper to help keep the product’s shape. Please note that excessive sunlight can dry out and weaken the leather over time. It can also affect the colour of the leather.
ABOUT THE MATERIAL
Aarikka leather products made from vegetable tanned leather are a durable, high-quality choice. The ancient craft of vegetable tanning uses only organic materials, such as those originating from the leaves, barks and branches of trees and plants. Vegetable tanned leather preserves its durability better than the more commonly used chrome tanned leather. The use of vegetable tanning with modern production planning and recycling solutions also secures the product with a smaller ecological footprint.
Each vegetable tanned leather product is distinguished by its unique tone and natural surface markings. Small irregularities, furrows and even scars are allowed to show on the surface of vegetable tanned leather because the outer layer of the hide is not removed in vegetable tanning. The patina developed over time and the traces of moments lived are characteristic to the look and charm of vegetable tanned leather goods. Products made from vegetable tanned leather will improve in use and, when cared for properly, keep looking their best for decades to come.