Reclaimed Tote in Heirloom Black by Moore & Giles
The Reclaimed Tote perfectly balances polish, utility, and style. Its bound edges give it the structure and lines of a work-ready companion; its comfortable handles are easy to throw over your shoulder as you run errands around town; and its generous size puts it in the running to be your new favorite bag to pack for a weekend getaway.
About Reclaimed Leather
Every leather hide has a story to tell. Moore & Giles' Reclaimed Collection uses leather others left behind at the tannery, rejected due to natural characteristics such as scars or stretch marks. We don’t consider these imperfections; we consider these part of that hide’s history. These markings also mean that no two bags are identical. And while each is a unique and storied piece, they are all made with the same care and craftsmanship as the rest of our line.
- Interior Pocket
- 14"H x 18"W x 8"D
Weight: 2 lbs
Reclaimed Leather FAQ
What’s the difference between the leather in this collection and the leather on the bags in the rest of the line? Leather is traditionally graded on a descending scale from A to C based on the intensity of markings, scratches, and other perceived imperfections in the hide. These distinctions are based primarily on aesthetic preference, not the durability or quality of the material. Hides with fewer markings are deemed “better.” The Reclaimed collection uses a leather which contains a surplus of markings, scratches, and color variation. Though many define these as defects, we view these characteristics of proof of pure and natural leather. You will clearly see the beauty and individuality from one hide to the next, and one bag to the next.
Is this leather defective? No. We worked with the same 150-year-old Italian tannery that makes many of our classic, main line leathers to tan this leather. The issues that make it undesirable to most are superficial, surface characteristics natural to the leather. This leather is durable and long-lasting, just like the leather in the rest of our line.
About Moore & Giles
Founded in 1933, in Lynchburg, Virginia, Moore & Giles is dedicated to designing and developing the most innovative and luxurious natural leathers. They craft a collection of luxury leather bags, accessories, and home goods to showcase the inherent beauty and timeless appeal of their natural leathers.
Moore & Giles is committed to exercising faithful corporate citizenship through compliance with all environmental laws and regulations. Minimal impact to air, water, and land by their practices and activities is the ultimate measure of their success for their employees, their families, their community, and future generations.