The Elemental Tote Bag is lovingly designed for elevated everyday use in mind. An archetypal shape adorned in fancy dress.
Simple yet hardy construction using 6oz natural or drum-dyed leather, ethically sourced from Argentina. The dying process ensures a rich and enduring colour that penetrates throughout the leather.
Hand made in one at a time in Brooklyn, New York from ethically sourced leather. Each bag is unique to itself.
~13.5" x 12" x 5" ~100% Cowhide. ~Freehand chain stitch embroidery. ~Nickel plated Brass hardware.
*Please note: Orders can take up to 30 days to be completed. Florist is a one-person operation and I make everything in the order that they are placed. If you have any questions about this please get in touch :)**
Our Chromexcel leather comes from a multi-generational Horween Tannery in Chicago established in 1905. Each hide is hand-tanned one at a time using old-world tannages and techniques. Chromexcel leather is produced using bark retannage from a family recipe, and then hot stuffed with a secret blend of natural oils and greases for a supple and weather resistant finish.
We work with natural materials which by virtue have variation or imperfections. Every hide is different, each with its own blemishes/characteristics these should be enjoyed as a sentiment of the animal they came from. We understand that people can sometimes expect a flawless product and while that is what we aim to achieve, we also aren't bothered by cosmetic blemishes in the same way other Handbag labels are.
Our bags are made entirely in-house. Using a number of techniques ranging from hand embroidery/sewing to braiding. Our shoulder straps are made with an 8 strand round braid and all of the seams are braided with a basket weave, we use techniques that take time but ensure longevity. We encourage our customers to put their bags to use daily and to enjoy the unique patina that develops through individual use. All embroidery is done by hand by George Banks on a 1930's Singer embroidery machine.
Each bag takes approximately 20-25 hours to make.
All of our bags are fully lined with an 8oz brushed cotton twill with our floral print.
*Please note: Orders can take 30 - 60 days to be completed. Florist is a one-person operation and everything is made in the order it is placed. If you have any questions about current waitlist or timelines please get in touch.
All pieces purchased online are non-refundable. All items are handmade to order and therefore exchanges or returns are not offered for change of mind.
Each piece is carefully made, however, due to the physical nature of leather craft scratches and subtle blemishes may occur. We do not provide any returns or refunds for such. For detailed images of any bag please contact us.
These bags are created to last you a lifetime so if you have any need for repair please get in contact so we can discuss your options.
We are here to ensure you are paired with a bag which you adore from the moment you receive it. Please get in contact if you have any questions about the above. We are happy to ensure you have no need for a refund.