Luisa Tote Bag - Black Saffiano Leather Tote Bag
Crafted Society’s NEW bags & small leather GOODs have been expertly crafted by the artisans at ALES Pelleterie in Tolentino, Central Italy.
The Luisa luxury tote bag is handcrafted from high grade, Italian saffiano calf leather and named after the artisan who helped craft this high-quality tote.
- All Black Saffiano
- Comes with a detachable saffiano leather pouch
- Two handwoven saffiano handles (intreccio)
- One internal zipped pocket
- Internal double saffiano slip pockets are suitable for the phone.
- Fully lined in our "Marche Blue" cotton canvas twill
- Zip closure to keep contents dry
- 4 Branded artisanal crafted feet to keep bag raised from the ground
- Size: 47x29x10cm
- Hand-painted finishes to all leather components
- Dust bag included
- Made in Italy
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 crosshatch print that was pressed into the wax that coated the leather. It is water-resistant. Today many split types of leather 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 crosshatch print, meaning that our Saffiano stays true to the original production process.
Italian made nickel-free hardware
- Cotton canvas lining
Seek advice 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 PELLETTERIE 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.