Saturday, January 12, 2013

Celebrating the artisans

We are fortunate enough to work with some amazing artists - some local and some from far off places.  Let's take some time to explore some of their worlds and creations.

This is a waxed canvas tote from Peg and Awl - my latest obsession.  I love that the husband and wife team started by making things for themselves out of found and reclaimed materials and then by demand made them for others. 

"Waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used in sportswear and apparel because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability. The Waxed Canvas Tote from Peg and Awl boasts the permanence of this wonder-material while also incorporating vintage fabric lined-pockets, reclaimed leather straps and closures (from antique gun holsters and saddles,) brass rivets and Sam Browne buttons. This is the holy grail in unisex carryall totes, practical and perfect in every way."

I am a total bag freak.  I love clutches, envelope bags, big slouchy bags... but I have to say that tote bags are by far my favorite.  The only thing holding me back from this bag is that I know it will be the tote bag to end all other tote bags.  It is perfection. 

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