We’re happy to announce that we’ll be making our next round of bags really close to our HQ– just 40 minutes away in fact. Now our carbon footprint is super low! These folks are true leather craftsmen with over 25 years of experience, and they do everything by hand. The best thing about it is that there is a really good hole-in-the-wall Korean restaurant around the corner from their building . Hooray!
And more good news– I am also sourcing all of my vegetable-tanned leather close by, too. If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a leather tannery looks like, here’s a quick photo that I took inside their finished goods area:
I’ll be debuting the new zippered work tote at the UniqueLA show this weekend. It’s a very classic style with a very classic pattern: herringbone! These bags will go into production in 2 weeks, just in time for Christmas!