We loved this purple leather scrap. The color was so unique — we rarely see purple bags these days. We knew we could make it sophisticated and even edgy by pairing it with gunmetal hardware. The leather itself is on the more rigid side, but it's soft to the touch and still flexible. It's not for everyone, but if it's for you... it's perfect for you.
Designed by reign_wala x leather-walaGanesh Das, made with help from Ganesh's wife Bina Das
Main compartment designed for essentials like your water bottle, umbrella, sunglasses case, scarf or thin layer, small notebook and more
Two zip pockets in the frontdesigned for your cell phone (fits Google Pixel XL, iPhone 10X) and smaller goodies like headphones, lip balm, hair ties, mints, keys
One secret zip pocket in the back designed for your passport and cash, so that whichever way you're wearing the bag, your valuables are against your person
Adjustable cross-body/belt strap has holes all the way around
Handmade in Arambol, India
Why you'll live in it:
So flattering. The shape compliments your body. It's even kinda sexy.
So functional. It fits everything you need (and more than you think!) but isn't heavy or bulky like a typical carry-all.
So accessible. Be hands-free all day, and easily sling it in front of you to access your stuff. So much better than having to take off your whole backpack just to grab your credit card.
So comfortable. Shape and strap designed to evenly distribute weight, which is great when you're running around all day.
So versatile. Daytime adventures. Dinner dates. Travel days. Bike rides. Brunches. Festivals. Walking for hours. All of it.
So worth it. It's unique, made from recycled material, and gives profit back to the artisan — aka the 'wala' — who made it. That's the real deal, and so are you.
Since this piece is handmade by a real person, and is made from reclaimed material, it may have "imperfections" — like a trace of chalk from the maker's pattern-drawing, a light mark on a part of leather or a light wearing of the leather from its time in reclamation transit. These are imperfections in appearance, not in functionality, and we find them endearing! We encourage you to embrace them, as they are quite literally the receipts we get for choosing to support #sustainablefashion.