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Natural Sidney Weekender Duffle

Natural Sidney Weekender Duffle

Regular price $560.00 CAD
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Limited edition Veg-Tanned leather - This version of the Sidney Weekender Duffle is made from natural veg-tanned, which will darken beautifully over time to a magical caramel colour and develop a wonderful patina unique to the user. 

  • 20" long, 11" wide, 14" tall
  • Shoulder strap included
  • Choose from 3 colours of locally sourced Manitoba leather.

  • Sid was one of by best friends in high school.  We shared some mischievous adventures the year we spent together.  We went our separate ways but always kept in touch.  It's been hard to follow him at times since he's always been a bit of a drifter.  Some may not understand those of us who never stay in one place, but those who do know the value of collecting experiences.  If you get a chance to meet Sid, ask him about when he joined the circus or the time he spent on a pirate ship.  I'm not even kidding.  These days he's slowed down a bit.  He took some time to finish a teaching degree in his late thirties and is putting that degree in use in the most Sid way possible; by teaching kids on a reservation in Bloodvein, Manitoba.  During his first year he had some of the most heartbreaking stories from his kids.  Most people wouldn't be able to handle the things he encountered.  Not only did Sid not quit, but he came back determined to make a difference.   In his second year, he started an after school dogsledding program.  A big part of the problem he saw was his students didn't have productive things to engage in.  This program is providing that in the best possible way on so many levels. I'm proud to know Sid, and I'm proud of the work he's doing. 

    Photos (more coming soon!):
    1) Carie satchel (shown in chestnut)

    2) Example of natural veg-tan leather.
    3) Photo shows the aging/patina of my original bag. 

    This bag is designed to go wherever life takes you, whether it's on a pirate ship, traveling circus, to the lake, or business trip.  

    This version is made from limited edition veg tanned cowhide.  Leather is such a magical material and this natural veg tanned leather is the best example of that magic.  It's rugged enough to last for generations and when used regularly, will develop a beautiful patina.  It will change different for everyone based on the way it is used.  It tells the story of what it carries, where it has been and the way it is used.  

    Photos (more coming soon!):
    1) Sidney Duffle (shown in chestnut)
    2) Example of natural veg-tan leather.
    3) Photo shows the aging/patina of my original bag. 



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    Locally Sourced. Locally Made.

    Most of our leather is locally sourced from a Manitoban tannery. Every piece is created by hand for a timeless piece that will grow to tell your story.

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