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Why This Product?
Handmade Waxed Canvas Tote
A tote bag that uses the user's natural posture and a single strap to prevent the falling of the usual second tote strap. A discretely placed utility ring holds your keys in an easily reachable area. Access them with out removing the bag.
15″ x 13″ x 5″
Cabal Crafted is interested in moving toward a culture where the skill of human hands is not made obsolete, which is why Cabal Crafted insists on designing specifically with manual processes in mind. This helps to increase design value, without decreasing the value and centrality of being connected to other humans, and their work.
The waxed canvas body and leather straps are cut by hand, and sewn with vintage Japanese industrial machines. Natural vegetable tanned leather straps are hand-coated with natural beeswax for water resistance, and leather edges are hand dyed and finished.
Materials / Care
Cabal Crafted uses materials that value change and maturity. The hope is that your relationship to the object changes into a relationship with a faithful life companion.
The leathers used by Cabal Crafted are all tanned with vegetable matter. Because of this - the leather will age with exposure to oils, sunlight, the elements and according to the user's own habits. Cabal Crafted recommends Skidmore's leather cream to clean, condition and protect the leather. Your unique cut of leather and its grain will wear from sunlight, oils and elements. This turns the piece from "an" object, into "your" object.
The 100% cotton canvas Cabal Crafted uses is free of environmentally harmful formic acids, thermosets, or thermoplastics. Because the canvas fibers are drenched in the wax instead of having only a top coat, the canvas is easily cleanable with a clean horse-hair brush.
Design as a way of life
What we practice becomes our habit. If we practice accummulating meaningless 'stuff' and make a habit of discarding the things that surround us, then it's no surprise that we throw away other humans and relationships: it has become our habit as a culture. Cabal Crafted is interested in cultivating a diferent culture, one where what we value is not discarded but repaired.
Simply email email@example.com to begin the dialogue about how Cabal Crafted can repair the Cabal piece that's grown valuable to you. Please be ready to present your "Craft Contemplation Card" as proof of your purchase.