Clutch/Cross Body - Selden Art Canvas & Vachetta Leather
Crafted Society’s bags & small leather goods have been expertly crafted by the artisans at ALES Pelleterie in Tolentino, Central Italy. Our "Clutch/Cross Body" Selden art bag is part of our unique art collection.
It is handcrafted from high grade, Italian military tie-dye organic cotton canvas and trimmed with "Vachetta" (untreated natural) calfskin leather from the Italpel tannery in Tuscany, to provide the most inclusive of "must-have" handbags on the market today. Inside you'll find four credit card sleeves and a large sleeve for keeping notes in place as well as enough space for your telephone.
- Roger Selden art on a cream base coated canvas with vachetta trim details
- Marche blue lining
- Detachable metal/leather chain to transform a cross body into an evening clutch
- Magnetic fastening
- Size: 21x13x6cm
- Hand-painted finishes to all leather components
- Dust bag included
- Made in Italy
Roger Selden art on a cream 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.
Vachetta leather trim details
Our Vachetta is a vegetable-tanned leather with a buttery soft feel: “Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana” (Vegetable Tanned Leather of Tuscany). It comes from the Tuscan Conceria Italpel which belongs to Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale - Genuine Italian Vegetable-tanned Leather Consortium. When first purchased Vachetta leather is a light beige colour, but it is designed to age (a process called Patina), so it will go a honey golden brown shade over the years and with use and is what makes Vachetta so unique. Patina is an unavoidable process as Vachetta is susceptible to water, stains and exposure to sunlight. Handles made from Vachetta leather can go very dark due to the grease and natural oils from your hands penetrating the leather (particularly if you wear a lot of hand cream!) The upside to Patina, is that each item which has Vachetta leather will develop its own unique characteristics. Furthermore, no two bags will age the same way. Our Vachetta has been treated with a fine wax coating to protect the Leather from deep staining, and to preserve its natural look over time.
- Fully lined in our "Marche Blue" cotton twill
- Italian hand made nickel-free hardware
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.