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The Forde Leather Backpack has been created with versatility and functionality in mind. Crafted from cow leather, it is incredibly soft. The opening of the backpack is wide to accommodate larger items and closes with a zip. A curved handle at the top of this leather bag allows you to grab hold of it on the go and is just one of the three ways it can be carried. In addition to the handle, the straps can be used as a backpack and can also be adjusted to be used as an across the shoulder bag. A zippered section is located on the back to keep any precious items safe.
Leather is a natural, renewable material made from animal hides that have been preserved and softened through a tanning process. We select our leathers based on their properties and the intended application.
Leather lasts a long time, ages well and is easy to care for and repair. Unlike many synthetic materials, leather develops patina over time and gets better with age. Buying a well-made leather product can be considered an investment and supports the slow fashion ethos of “buying less, buying better”. Leather can be recycled or upcycled, and once it reaches the end of its lifecycle it is biodegradable.
Chromium VI is not used in any tanning processes for our leathers.
Tritan Leather Works was founded in 1997 and is located in Chennai, India. They are members of Sedex and this family owned factory is impressive for their reporting, planning, structure and commitment to constantly strive to improve the living standards of all their employees. They do this by providing exceptional standards over and above the minimum requirements.
"We educate all our employees on health, hygiene, financial literacy and legal rights. Special attention is paid to women and their socio-economic issues as well as their health issues. We promote gender equality - within and without our company by providing avenues for redress, including a sexual harassment committee, legal support and liaison with the government agencies that exist, including the courts and the police. We take every opportunity to teach our workforce to help themselves and provide moral, financial and legal support wherever necessary" - Managing Director.
They utilise specialised tanning techniques using predominantly vegetable or semi vegetable dyes to create what has become a signature Elk look. The finishes are natural, and colours and hues are inspired by nature.
Size and Fit
H38 x W34 x D12 cm
To maintain the beauty of your ELK bag we recommend protective sprays and using a good quality leather conditioner to treat the product, which will increase its longevity. Do not put leather pieces on the ground or rub against abrasive surfaces. Leather is a natural material and will wear with age and use. Please avoid overloading this fashion bag.