Model One is a minimalistic and functional, yet stylish design. This timeless tote bag is made of white-tailed deer leather and has been handcrafted in Sastamala, in central Finland. The ideal size for carrying all your essentials, from working days to weekend getaways. Model One includes an open space one and a more secure zip pocket for your valuable belongings.
Why archive article? This piece has been in our photoshoots over the years.
- Made from vegetable-tanned, white-tailed deer leather.
- Designed in Kokkola, Finland
- Made in Sastamala, Finland.
Please remember, that leather is a natural material and our articles can showcase subtle variations that are not flaws. Since each of our article is unique, there might appear differences between images and articles.
- Inside pocket with YKK zipper closure
- Hardware from Italy
- Adhesive fabric from Tampere, Finland
Take care: Proper care helps with not only the appearance of the item, but also protection against the elements.
WHITE-TAILED DEER LEATHER
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) hides are a by-product of population control. The touch and feel are soft as butter and the grainy texture brings you closer to nature’s true spirit.
Compared to reindeer leather, white-tailed deer leather is thicker, which allows us to create a variety of articles. Our very first article, the Model One Tote Bag is developed from white-tailed deer leather for its luxurious feel but also to match functionality, design, and durability.
Each article is unique
This is a result of the life the animals have had in the wilderness. The history will keep living in the product and it is not our intention to try to hide it. Every article is unique - two same kinds of articles can not be found. Though the marks of the previous life can be seen, this doesn't mean we'd have to make compromises on quality.
We want to take it to the extreme and make our products lifelong companions. The leather used in products and the products itself are designed to get through everyday challenges. The leather quality is a result of many decades of development at Ahlskog Tannery. Design is made in collaboration with artesans, who have the vision how to make best solutions in terms of endurance. Normal leather stands time. Our leather is lifelong.
100% controlled supply chain
In our products there isn't a single thing we lack information of. The leather is tanned by our partner in Finland at Ahlskog Tannery. Therefore, we have awareness and control about everything related to the leather of our products. Articles are designed and made in Finland. Things we have quite exclusive right to be proud of.
All of our products are made either of reindeer leather or white-tailed deer leather. Both of these can be considered the most ethical raw material for leather making. Both animals live in Finland in their natural habitant. The deer hides given to the industry is a waste that is result of population control. We have done our best to minimize the carbon footprint of our production chain. From the northern periphery to a neat product it takes only 700km. No abroad production, or leather acquirement. Our products haven’t seen the world much until they are in use - with you.