Our Navy Waxed Cotton & Leather Backpack is deliberately designed to be suitable for both business and leisure. The waxed finish and leather trim ensures it doesn't look out of place on your daily commute or turning up to that important business meeting, while the padded leather straps and rugged construction ensure it can be used for all leisure activities. The straps in particular have been developed with our manufacturers and are the first of their kind. We’ve blended the sharp design and lines of a leather strap with the more traditional padded shoulder straps to create a truly unique finish. Delivering on both style and ultimate comfort, this backpack will last you a lifetime.
100% Waxed Cotton Made in England
Italian Veg Tanned Leather
Leather Handle Sanded & Burnished
Leather Padded Shoulder Straps
Solid Brass Fittings
Leather Zip Pullers
Handcrafted in England
Height: 50cm (19.6 Inches) x Width: 32cm (12.5 Inches) x Depth: 28cm (11 Inches).
Why a Waxed Cotton & Leather Backpack? The waxed cotton fabric was originally developed for seafarers travelling between Scotland and Scandinavia. This required the fabric to be unbelievably rugged and water-resistant. From these early origins, waxed cotton products have become a quintessentially British fabric used in outdoor wear, most famously used in the inimitable waxed jacket.
The hallmark of the fabric other than its raw performance properties are the natural markings it develops over time when handled and worn. This will give your backpack its own individual patina which looks better and better as it ages. A bag that gains character as you move around.
It's the Details That Matter Our bags are handcrafted in England by specialist craftsmen with decades of skill and knowledge in the leather goods and fabrics industry. They use traditional techniques combined with contemporary equipment to produce bags of exceptional quality.
Our Veg-tanned leather is imported from Tuscany because it's the finest available to the industry, built to last and exceptionally smooth to touch.
The padded leather straps are incredibly comfortable to wear, which makes it perfect for both business and leisure activities.
We chose Riri zips as they are considered to be the highest quality zips in the world with enhanced durability and a buttery smooth operation. Our leather zip pullers feature debossed branding intentionally orientated for left and right, while the solid brass fittings beautifully complements the styling of the bag.
The leather handle has been sanded and burnished for the ultimate comfort when held. This is a superior finish to painting as it won't wear or crack over time. The edges are therefore beautifully smooth in your hand.
What Is Vegetable Tanned Leather?
Vegetable tanning is a process that is centuries old and today is a combination of ancient recipes and advanced technology. This slow process transforms the raw hide into leather and each hide has its own slightly unique tones.
But what does this slow tanning process mean in practice? The leather is firstly highly resilient and doesn't need to be treated, while minor scuffs in the leather can be easily buffed out. Also, it will develop a unique patina over time to complement the unique patina of the wax to give your backpack its own unique characteristics. A truly beautiful product that only gets better with age.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please email us on email@example.com within 90 days, quoting your order number and we will provide free return instructions to you. We will issue a full refund on receipt, or exchange the item if preferred.
It was our desire to develop a clothing company that offered something a little different in the market, moving away from the concept of fast fashion and delivering high quality products that relied on traditional craftsmanship and exceptional materials that would ultimately lead to garments that would last a lifetime, and in many cases be handed down to the next generation. We want to ensure we’re contributing to the future of a sustainable clothing industry.