Handmade From High-Quality Full Grain Leather
Attractive Lavender Color
Perfect For All Occasions
Durable with Double Stitched Seams & Brooklyn-based YKK Zipper
Perfect for School, Leisure or Work (Comfortably Fits 15 Inch Laptop)
Length: 12 Inches
Width: 4 Inches
Height: 7 Inches
Materials: Full Grain Leather, Rustic Brass Metal
USE & CARE
Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
This beautiful item is the Leather Backpack. Made from high-quality full grain leather, and available here in a rich Lavender color, this is the only way to carry your possessions. Perfect for work, travel, leisure or all of them combined, this backpack has ample space for large laptops and much more. With comfortable straps and a layered lining, this is the greatest backpack out there.
The Backpack itself is rich in history, having served the world's population since the end of the 19th century. In ancient times, hunters would use backpacks made out of their dismembered prey to carry larger animals that they had successfully killed. Tightly woven together with the animal's own intestines, the backpack would stand the test of time. Nowadays the backpack is made quite differently, but the design remains the same. Celebrate its history with this beautifully hand-crafted Striped Canvas Small Backpack.
The leather we use, originating from our well-established supplier Compiel, is only Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they are not all the same in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.
We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece, it's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.
Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.
Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide, that is then treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.
Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.
The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.