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Our cotton canvas used in our tote is made in the USA. The finish provides a supple hand with water repellency. No environmentally damaging chemicals are used. The water repellent finish is wax-based and natural. This is done at Martin Dyeing and Finishing Co. established in 1838.

 

Vegetable-tanning is the true "chromium-free" method, and does not have harmful chemicals. It is an old-world, artisanal process that takes advantage from the tannic acids naturally found in some plant species, by using the barks, branches, leaves and even some fruits in some specific techniques. The natural appearance before painted, has a slightly brownish tinge over a beige color, with a natural, woody and earthy smell.

 

Here is the cutting die for the tassel on the leather pouch in vegetable-tanned Italian vachetta leather.  Die cutting started as a process of cutting leather for the shoe industry in the mid-19th century.

This is our 100% cotton unbleached 10 ounce duck canvas being printed at the studio in New York City. Digital printing is the best method of printing for a high amount of detail. The detail of hand-painted brushstrokes are captured by the refined ink application of the laser printer.  

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