Everybody loves ochre. It's got that classic, preppy feel to it. This particular leather scrap also has some shine, making it feel even more sophisticated. When we started making this piece, we realized the ochre leather scrap wasn't quite big enough — so we used another similar scrap for the back panel which you'll see in the photos. Since the back panel is always against your person, this isn't visible to anyone but you — but we doubt you'll want to keep it a secret. It's what makes this piece extra special and it's a unique talking point for conversations!
Designed by reign_wala x leather-walaGanesh Das;made with help from Ganesh's wifeBina Das
Main compartmentdesigned 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 backdesigned for your passport and cash, so that whichever way you're wearing the bag, your valuables are against your person
Adjustablecross-body/belt strap has holes all the way around
Handmadein 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 wearing it for hours at a time.
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.