A West African textile masterpiece gets a full display on structured, smooth East African leather base with the Emily Summer Tote. Take it alongside you to countryside wine tastings or down busy city street strolls— the Emily Summer Tote is the perfect size companion. Featuring a long, adjustable crossbody strap, you’re able to carry it wherever the day takes you next.
A detachable strap and an interior open pocket with a full brass zip closure, this bag has the versatility, brightness and security ideal for all your sunshine days ahead. A solid leather back is the perfect canvas showcasing handwoven Baoulé fabric sourced from female entrepreneurs in the Ivory Coast.
These bags are made in Kenya out of East African cowhide which is considered to be amongst the softest and most luxurious leathers. Our factories are relatively small, so we are fortunate enough to know the people behind the hands that created your purchase. Our largest factory has a workforce composed of approximately 75% women.
The fabric is Ivorian Baoulé, normally used for making ceremonial gowns and formal tunic shirts. It was once used as a currency across West Africa and as dowry gifts due to the value acquired by the intricate weaving process; today we are repurposing this truly authentic African fabric by integrating them with our bags.
Length: 11 x 14 (across top)”
Width: 6.5 (across base)”
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