TRUSS Woven Leather Medium Tote
Woven from soft Mexican leather our new range of totes mark an exciting evolution for TRUSS.
As you may know, all TRUSS bags are handwoven, using a single strip of plastic that is woven in and around a box loom to create the bag form. For our woven leather tote dreams to come true, we had to find not only the right leather supplier in Mexico but also the weaver who could work with one very, very, veryyyy long strip of leather.
The rest is the artisans' secret sauce: We won't go into the specifics but we can tell you that these totes take at least a day to weave and are finished in our all-women workshop in Oaxaca City.
This is the Small Tote, which we classify as a day handbag. It holds a lot, but it's not too big or heavy.
TRUSS is committed to forging sustainable relationships with the artisans of Mexico, working alongside each community to continue and expand on traditional techniques. Proceeds from your purchase directly aids in the development of these networks.
Additionally, TRUSS supports Fondo Guadalupe Musalem and their efforts to empower the young indigenous women of Oaxaca through education and mentorship.
Tote Size: 11.8" x 19.6" x 6.7"
Handle Drop: 6.1" approx
Leather tote with plastic structure
Rolled leather handles
Bottom protective studs
Leather sourced from Leon, Mexico
Handwoven and assembled in Oaxaca