Elegant but simple, and definitely not trying too hard. The Big Bras d'Or is Phee's answer to the classic leather tote. Big enough for a day at the beach and organized enough for an everyday bag: two inside pockets plus a solid brass key hook so you never lose your keys to the depth of your bag again. Closes with an easy to use snap.
Made by hand by Phee's Original Goods in their workshop in Sydney, Nova Scotia;
"We use pebbled oil-tanned leather for the body of this bag - a soft and supple leather with beautiful grain and pull up, all of which allow it to patina and age with use. The straps and accents feature the finest full grain vegetable tanned leather from Wickett and Craig. Our vintage Singer 111 sewing machine is threaded with Vinymo thread - a combination that means our bags are strong enough to take a beating. Hand tools, presses and solid brass hardware finish the Goods off so they're ready for your special outings and your everyday adventures."
- 4-5oz Oil Tanned Kodiak Leather.
- 9-11oz Wickett and Craig Veg Tanned straps.
- Brass key hook inside to hold important items.
- Two inner pockets.
- Hand cut, and hardware set by hand.
Bag measures approx. 11" x 11" x 5.5"
Made by Phee's Original Goods in Sydney, NS.
BAG - KODIAK LEATHER:
We use an oil-tanned Kodiak hide which is super supple and soft, making it ideal for bags. Kodiak also has a great pull-up to it. This means that as you crease, wrinkle and scratch the leather, it will show. It gives great depth and character to the bag. As all high-quality leathers do, Kodiak will darken and scratch over time, creating a beautiful patina - something which is revered by lovers of leather goods.
STRAPS - WICKETT & CRAIG LEATHER:
Founded in 1867, Wickett and Craig are one of two veg-tan tanneries left in the States (Pennsylvania to be exact). The tanning process, called veg-tanning, is a natural, eco-friendly process that creates rich and smooth leathers of superior quality. We use harness leather, which is hot stuffed with waxes and tallows to ensure durability and colour depth. The whole process takes about 6 weeks, but it’s well worth the wait.