Zemper Goods Small Tote - Saddle Tan

$198
Sustainable
USA Made

Only 1 in stock!

Designed as an errand tote for daily use, Zemper Goods’ small tote works for both casual and more formal occasions. It is made entirely out of Wickett & Craig veg tanned leather and Crawford Irish linen threads, with a reinforced bottom panel for added durability. This little bag may look fragile. We assure you; it is anything but.

Bag dimensions: 9” x 7” x 4” (bag opening tapered to 8” at top)

What is vegetable tanned leather?

Vegetable tanning is the worlds oldest and most labor intensive tanning process. It utilizes environmentally safe, natural tannins found in a select few plants throughout the world. Each region has particular methods for their process. By using the barks, branches, leaves, and even some fruits of the selected plants, tanners can create a beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly material that Zemper Goods and countless craftspeople dating back to the ancient Greeks have used to create objects of beauty and utility.

Alec and Mara Zemper began making bags in 2013 after they couldn’t find the perfect leather backpack – so they made one themselves. It was then that Zemper Goods was born. Zemper Goods ignores trends and instead builds timeless, simple, elegant bags and wallets that are rugged and guaranteed for life. Zemper uses only sustainable, natural materials like 100% vegetable tanned leather from two tanneries: Wickett and Craig in Pennsylvania and Conceria Walpier in Tuscany, Italy. Zemper acts as an educational resource on leather tanning, helping to bring to light the negative impacts that chromium tanned leather has on the environment and people. All Zemper products are made with 100% linen thread and use solid copper and brass hardware. All Zemper Goods are cut and stitched by hand in Portland, Oregon.

Sustainable
Our sustainable brand partners are committed to responsible sourcing and intentional design that creates minimal negative environmental impact. Some of their methods may include sustainably harvesting raw materials, upcycling/recycling used materials (such as plastic or dead stock fabrics), or using all natural, earth-friendly materials (such as plant and mineral-based dyes).
USA Made
At Made Trade it's not enough for a product to just be "USA made" it must also adhere to responsible sourcing of materials used and fair treatment of the person who created it. We curate USA made brands who: pay fair, living wages to their makers, provide safe and healthy working conditions, source materials locally wherever possible, prioritize sustainable growth for their business, and implement eco-friendly practices.

Domestic: Free shipping on all orders $100+. Flat $7 shipping for all orders under $100. 15 day return/exchange policy on all products, except furniture, lighting and oversized items. Furniture, lighting and oversized items are final sale.

International (outside the U.S.): Flat $29 shipping for all orders under 4 pounds. Flat $89 shipping for all orders over 4 pounds. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale.

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