Cartolina – leather

The story of ‘Cartolina’ lies in the meaning of its name: compact and rectangular, this bag has been conceived, designed and made to hold our everyday objects while paying homage to the precious tradition of leather craftsmanship.

Sourced from a family-run tannery near Pisa, the undyed vegetable-tanned leather selected for ‘Cartolina’ is the result of a long and slow traditional leather-working technique. Thanks to this artisanal and natural method, each bag is unique: scars and irregularities are understood. It is made with the intention to age, darken and develop its own unique patina over time.

It comes with three strap options that make it versatile, to be worn by hand or on the shoulder. Add the extra strap and it transforms into a comfortable crossbody.

– nickel-free light gold metallic details
– light blue visible stitching
– 100% black cotton twill lining

This bag is entirely made in Varese, Italy; all components were sourced from Enkay Atelier in Italy and France.

Length: 20 cm
Height: 11 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Hand strap: 33 to 36 cm
Shoulder strap: 52 to 56 cm
Shoulder strap: from 114 to 118 cm

Shipping: Shipping costs will be calculated at the purchase stage. We are the spokesperson for a community of artisans, so each item is shipped directly from the person who made it.
Delivery times will respect the rhythm of those who have worked on this project with care.
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270,00  Euro

1 in stock

Find out who made this item

Enkay Atelier is a small French leather goods brand that was founded in 2014, but has been based in Milan since 2019.
Nastasia Nygaard Frydman, the French-Norwegian designer who founded the brand, has a careful and conscious approach to design and production, her products are in fact made in collaboration with a family-run Atelier located in Varese.

The relationship that Nastasia cultivates with the Atelier and its suppliers is one of the most important aspects of her work: from them she learns traditional techniques, sharing values, showcasing the “art of traditional making” and the important work of the craftsmen.
Her Norwegian origin and her life experience, in Paris and then in Milan, have strongly influenced Nastasia and her approach as a designer, her appreciation for minimal and functional lines, but also the call to the past and vintage inspirations, which are a recurring feature in her products.
The materials used for her bags and accessories are varied, from vegetable-tanned leather to vinyl and plexiglass, and come from her local area. This is an opportunity to meet, get to know and support local producers, but it is also a guarantee of quality, offering the possibility of touching the materials with one’s own hands, understanding their characteristics and their durability, essential conditions for producing quality design.