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Handmade Leather Everyday Large Tote
Part of a thoughtfully selected batch of specialty items offered in Sudara gift collection. Sudara teamed up with Triumph Leather Goods to create a line of custom leather gift items, with each purchase benefitting our ongoing efforts in India. Each piece is made entirely by hand. New products roll out all year long so check back often!
Painstakingly handcrafted from kettle dyed full grain leather. This leather is supple, durable and timeless. The patina is refined and delicate yet rugged enough to improve with wear throughout its lifetime. Kettle dyed leather will produce a product with variation in the color and occasional dark or light areas. The perfect size for everyday. This beautiful tote is 100% full grain leather accented with solid copper rivets, the strongest available. The signature label is hand stitched in natural waxed thread. Adorned with a large inner pocket for phone, lipstick or keys and coordinating tassle. Approximate measurements 15"x12"x5".
- Straightforward tote design is timeless
- Ideal for travel or everyday use
- Removeable tassel
For care just wipe clean with a dry or slightly damp rag. Although very rugged and durable, it isn't suggested to use water or subject the leather to heavy moisture as it may stain.
Triumph leather products are made from natural and unique leathers that will show field marks from the life of the animal it came from. Expect unique markings on your products that add to the rugged appearence and will enhance the one of a kind hand crafted nature that is a hallmark of Triumph leather products.
by Triumph for Sudara
In 2005, Sudara* founder Shannon Keith took a trip to India that opened her eyes to a tragedy occurring daily to women and girls throughout the country. She could hardly believe what she witnessed in India’s Red Light Districts—modern day slavery. Shannon listened to story after story of young girls being sold into the sex trade by their families, orphans picked up off the street by pimps, and even young mothers just trying to get enough money to feed their children. Many were held against their will. Others were trapped by economic poverty. Worst of all were the stories of those who managed to escape the brothels only to return due to social stigma and having no other means to survive.
Shannon returned home and gathered friends to help do something about it. The team knew that without safe, steady employment, these women stood little chance of surviving outside of the brothels. They identified a group of like-minded partners in India who were compelled to work together with any women looking for a way out of the Red Light Districts. Together, the team created a simple pattern that could be used to teach anyone wanting to learn how to sew.
In 2006, Sudara hired the first 6 employees in their first-ever sewing center partnership and began teaching each woman the skills needed to become seamstresses and our first pair of PUNJAMMIES™ loungewear was produced. Stitch by stitch, the women gained confidence not only in their newfound trade, but also in their newfound hope and freedom. Since that time, our relationships have grown into multiple sewing center partnerships and hundreds of women gaining a new community and safe place to work and heal.
*prior to 2015, known as International Princess™ Project