Astin Backpack - Black Saffiano Leather
Crafted Society’s bags & small leather GOODs have been expertly crafted by the artisans at ALES Pelleterie in Tolentino, Central Italy.
Our "Astin" Backpack is part of our carry-on travel collection. It is handcrafted from high grade, Italian military tie-dye organic cotton canvas and "SAFFIANO" calfskin leather from the GEMINI tannery in Abruzzo. Externally you will find a convenience pouch for your travel essentials.
100% Made in Italy.
- Black leather body with anthracite grey side panels
- 2 Adjustable shoulder straps
- Silver nickel-free hardware
- Internal slip pocket suitable for phone, tablet, documents
- External pouch for easy access essentials
- Fully lined in our "Marche Blue" cotton canvas
- Two-way zip fastening
- Comes with branded lock and key system
- Size 43x34x15cm
- Made in Italy
- Saffiano leather
Originally developed by an Italian Tannery for a famous Italian Luxury brand, Saffiano leather is now widely used in the fashion industry. It was originally created using the highest quality full grain calf leather. The name Saffiano comes from the cross hatch print that was pressed into the wax that coated the leather. It is water-resistant. Today many split leathers are commonly used, but not by us. Our premium full grain leather comes from Gemini 77 in Abruzzo. After selection, Gemini then applies the wax coating cross hatch print, meaning that our Saffiano stays true to the original production process.
Trimmed with anthracite grey military grade organic cotton canvas. Our military grade, tye-dye organic cotton canvas comes from the ecological textile company Free Time in Prato, Tuscany. FTZ is a global supplier of outer fabrics for shoe and handbag manufacturing as well as for the premium-clothing sector. From fibre processing to weaving and finishing the eco-friendly textiles, FTZ is proud to have all stages 100% completed in Italy at their Tuscan headquarters.
- Italian made nickel-free hardware
- Cotton canvas lining
Seek advise from an expert before attempting anything yourself.
Protect your bag against water and dirt with a protective silicon free guard. Repeat this regularly to avoid having to clean your bag. If you do have to clean use a damp cloth to carefully remove dirt. Cleaning is an irreversible process and therefore, thorough consideration should be made before any such attempt.
Avoid contact with water, heat, perfume and cleaning agent. A characteristic of the organic cotton canvas is that it will age and also fade with time and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Best stored in a dust bag when not in use.
Meet the Maker
Ales Pelletterie – Leather bags and small leather goods
For our bags and leather goods we partnered with the renowned artisans at ALES Pelleterie from Tolentino in the Marche region of Italy. ALES was born from the knowledge of Mestieri D'arte by highly skilled maestri artigiani - master leather artisans : They formed a new reality and much like Crafted Society, decided to challenge convention. Style, tradition and technology blend themselves to create high quality products with exquisite functional character. Inspired by the global aesthetics of modern and sustainable materials, they transmit design and creative direction into “Life Instruments” and ultimate objects of beauty. The master craftsman Sauro continually mentors the in-house artisans.