The Hide Fold bag combines elements of modern structural packaging with traditional craft skills. I like the idea of applying the clean, minimal language of flat-pack technology to sensuous, organic hide and using classic saddle-stitching to create a sleek, simple, adaptable bag – truly made to last.
This bag is made entirely by hand - cut, scored and folded from a single shoulder of leather. The edges are polished and varnished, the stitch holes individually pierced, and the stitching accomplished by hand in the tradition exemplified by Hermes, using twin Harness needles and Irish linen thread coated with beeswax.
The lower tab feature shows the structure of the base, where the leather has been scored and doubled for extra strength. The naturally tanned leather has a wonderful, woody smell and can be kept in top condition by applying the occasional coat of light wax.
This bag is made to order, and can be adapted to suit your individual needs.
The classic Hide Fold is a simple Tote, but internal pockets can be added and dimensions altered. It is available in Chocolate, Natural and Tan. Thread colour can be indigo, cranberry, lemon, black, chocolate or cream. Other colour ways may be possible – just let me know your idea.
Bespoke orders take two weeks to complete.
32 cm high x 32 cm wide x 15 cm deep
Top quality vegetable-tanned hide from Belgium, pure Irish linen thread, antiqued brass fittings.