Ever since we started TRUSS, we've been getting the same question, "When will you be weaving leather?" Now, this isn't as easy as it looks: each TRUSS bag is made from a single piece of plastic, meaning each time you need to change colors you need to fuse one strip of plastic to the next. #themoreyouknow But finally, after years of experimenation, we did it! Well, Don Lupe, one of our trusted weavers here in Oaxaca, did it.
To create this Bucket Bag shape, the ladies at our workshop in Oaxaca have sewn feet upon feet of leather strips together that The Don then weaves with the plastic, creating approximately a 60:40 ratio of leather to plastic. It feels very much like a leather bag, which we love but keep the DNA of TRUSS (bright colored plastics) alive. Keep an eye out for more leather good stuff... ;)
Proceeds from your purchase aids in the development of artisan communities in Mexico and our work with the womens education foundation Fondo Guadalupe Musalem.