This bag is the fruit of a months long collaboration with Ellie and Thea at Klum House, right here in Portland, Oregon. We designed the bag with Ellie, worked our way through a couple of prototypes, and nailed down what we think is the ultimate carry-all, do-it-all, bomb-proof tote. The exact bag we need in our lives! Michelle carries the final prototype as her daily bag, and loves it more every day.
The tote bottom and the straps are made of vegan-certified Italian microfiber. This is the same material we make our Coltrane and Coleman belts from, as well as our Ashby wallets. It is scuff and tear-proof. With use, it softens up much like leather. By the same token, don't be put off by it's rigidity in your honeymoon phase with this bag. We like that reassuring stiffness, but it smoothes out into a really comfortable and comforting softness you are going to love.
The body of the bag is waxed canvas. If you are familiar with the material, you know it develops a beautiful patina as the wax bends and creases and marks during use. It also repels water! Inside you will find a flap with a pocket to help keep you organized. We keep our keys, wallet, and phone in there for quick access while we stuff the rest of the bag with whatever else the world asks us to carry. The Holiday is built to last - it takes an industrial sewing machine to sew through this material, so this beauty will stand up to whatever industrial task you throw its way.
We love this bag and all that she represents: collaboration, usefulness, living wages, small business, maker-culture, new friends, vegan materials, and making functional stuff we want to use in our own lives. We know you will love the Holiday.
Available in the following color combinations:
black bottom / black top
black bottom / blue top
brown bottom / black top
brown bottom / blue top