monte & coe
Everyday Tote Bag in Black
Handcrafted using our signature eco-conscious wool, complemented by a vegetable-tanned leather base and double stitched vegetable tanned leather handles.
It features a large exterior pocket for quick access of your essentials, with an interior zipper pocket for those items that need safekeeping. Carry it with your hands, or free them up with our detachable vegetable tanned leather shoulder strap.
Hand-stitched using UV and ROT resistant thread for lifetime durability. Italian gold plated furnishings and hand painted edges provide a world-class finish to this timeless tote bag for men or women.
Size 16" x 6.5" x 14" - View the tote bag in your space here
The vegetable tanning process is one of the oldest and most organic ways of tanning leather. This traditional approach requires thick, hard-wearing leathers that have a more natural and earthy touch and smell.
Vegetable tanning is eco-friendly because the process is chemical-free, so there is no harmful runoff of liquids into the environment.
Because of its organic nature, vegetable-tanned hides develop a personalized patina in leather with use and age. The beauty behind this feature is that every product tells a different story, including yours.
Wool is a naturally made protein fibre created in the skin of sheep. It is entirely animal-friendly.
Unlike synthetics which are industrially produced from non-renewable fossil energy, wool is a natural fibre grown year-round by sheep, consuming a simple blend of natural ingredients including sunshine, water, fresh air and grass.
The protective waxy coating born naturally on wool fibres makes wool products resistant to staining and easy to lift out soiling. They also pick up less dust and dirt as wool is naturally anti-static.
Each of our luxury travel essentials is handcraft in small batches, in Toronto, Canada. Our designs come to life under the expertise of an Italian craftsman with skills that have been handed down over generations; a rarity in today’s fashion market.
In a fast fashion world, we strive to slow down and make morally responsible decisions to create timeless travel essentials that will last for the long run.
Our travel essentials are created using all natural Italian sustainable wool, vegetable tanned leather, and Italian brass hardware.