MADE IN BARRIO leather shoulder bag, blue/turquoise
● High quality semi eco bovine leather
● Sides and strap of seatbelt
● Lined with dirt repellent fabric with three inside pockets
● Closes with sturdy zipper
● Dimensions: 31 x 33 x 5 cm. Length shoulder strap max. 135 cm. Fits A4 (no binder)
● Fairly made in Colombia
Eco leather with rugged look and feel
The leather of the Estrella shoulder bag has been tanned with 50% less chemicals than with regular tanned leather. As a result the look and feel of this leather is slightly rough and distressed.
The leather is dyed with waterbased paints and finished with an organic wax, which is rubbed by hand into the skin and then ironed with a hot press. The wax thereby draws in the skin and forming the outer layer. The end result is leather with a natural, lived-in look that will only become more beautiful will be in use and will get a suede-like look and feel.
Practical bag for everyday use
Another striking aspect of the Estrella is the use of seat belt for both the bottom and sides of the bag and the adjustable shoulder strap. This is long enough to wear the bag conveniently crosswise.
The inside is big enough for A4 size (but no binder) and is lined with a dirt repellent fabric. It has a zipper pocket and two open pockets. The Estrella closes under the flap with a strong zipper.
Fair production according to Fair Trade standards
This leather shoulder bag is produced in a local company in Ciudad Bolivar, a very poor suburb of Bogotá. This is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Bogota, where high unemployment and drugs and violence are the order of the day. The studio employes more than 25 people who are well trained and can count on a steady job with a good salary up to local standards