kindred black
Handmade in New England

Lotuff Medium Chestnut Working Tote

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Description

An incredibly versatile and classic tote designed for everyday use. Can fit an extra pair of shoes or files and a laptop but is not too large to simply be your handbag. With an 8" handle drop it can be carried in the hand or over the shoulder.

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Sizing + Details

11" high, 16" wide, 6" deep
Classic, unstructured tote design and everyday size.
Hand-selected, tumbled, vegetable-tanned leather.
Unlined, natural suede interior.
Double layer leather bottom.
Continuous wrap-around handles for extra durability.
Double-stitched, nesting handles.
Polished edges and bound interior seams.
Individual number debossed on the interior.
Lotuff guarantees every product against material and workmanship defect for the life of the registered user.

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Lotuff Medium Chestnut Working Tote kindred black
Lotuff Medium Chestnut Working Tote kindred black
Lotuff Medium Chestnut Working Tote kindred black
Lotuff Medium Chestnut Working Tote kindred black
Lotuff Medium Chestnut Working Tote kindred black

Lotuff Leather

Lotuff uses completely natural and uncorrected leather colored through a time consuming vegetable-tanning process first developed in ancient times when nothing but natural tree bark and plant and animal extracts were available.

For months at a time the hides are left to soak in tanning pits dug into the ground and filled with specially prepared mixtures of organic elements. The best of these stiff, dried-out and uncolored hides are set aside. At this point, the best hides are carefully placed by hand into wooden drums with a blend of bark extracts, fat liquors and organic dyes. The drums rotate slowly and are carefully monitored for hours until the color is struck through the entire thickness and the moisture level is balanced throughout the hide.

Instead of peeling and cracking as painted chromium tanned leathers do, Lotuff leather develops its own patina, changing gradually in appearance and taking on the character of its user over time. The scars, scratches, veins and wrinkles that give each piece in the collection its unique character have not been sanded down or buffed. They specifically choose not to cover minor imperfections with paint sealers or artificial finishes, using only clear dyes in a range of colors that enhance rather than conceal the beautiful character of the leather.

Lotuff is designed and made in New England by a staff of uniquely skilled craftsmen who are imparting their skills to other workers to help nurture a new generation of American craftsmen.