Classic and straight forward, our Fold-Over Satchel bag in black is perfect for any occasion.
This minimalistic bag, with its clean lines, and the large main compartment can be used as a shoulder and crossbody bag. It is hand-stitched and made entirely out of black vegetable tanned leather, which creates a beautiful patina year in year out.
This bag features a large main compartment with a pocket on the inside and is closed with two flaps that fold on top of each other and secured with two magnetic snap buttons protecting your valuables at all times. This bag features an extra D-ring on the inside for clip-on attachments such as keys, or our Envelope Card Pouch.
Wipe the leather with a dry cloth (only use a damp cloth if completely necessary)
Apply a natural leather balm regularly (every few weeks if you use the bag daily). If the weather forecast shows rain or snow, we recommend treating your bag with a leather balm to give your bag extra protection. Check out our leather balm for detailed instructions on how to treat your bag.
If your bag gets wet, let it air dry. Wait until it is fully dry before applying a leather balm or wax.
If your bag gets a scratch or scuff, apply leather balm as soon as possible. But don’t panic, scratches and scuffs tell a story and will gradually wear in, over time.
The exterior of this bag is handcrafted from premium black vegetable tanned cow leather, which is the most sustainable option of real leather available on the market. It is extremely durable, gets better and more supple with age, creating a beautiful patina over time. The paints and glues used are non-toxic and not harmful to the environment.
At Karu Atelier we use traditional leather craft techniques and hand stitch all of our bags and accessories. We use locally sourced materials and hardware. We use almost no machines which means we can limit the amount of energy we use and Co2 we produce. We make most items to order to prevent dead stock and waste. These factors make our production line as sustainable as possible.
As our leather is a natural resource, each hide will be slightly different from each other. The leather has undergone an entire other journey before it became your bag. Small scars, scratches and color differences may appear. This adds to the ‘Karu’ character of the products, and should not be seen as a flaw. It makes each item unique.