The Norwich design is inspired by military and utilitarian satchels from the 1930's and 40's. The name, discovered during our research, originates from a wartime acronym used by soldiers writing to their sweethearts. You will also love the many pockets on the inside that will keep you highly organised.
Comes complete with an adjustable should strap. Great for side sling or cross-body carry. For cyclists, strap it on the handlebar or saddle with the bicycle straps not the back of the bag. Hands-free commuting!
The Herdwyck Tweed body fabric and leather trim combination creates a contrast and texture for the bag. The wool is bonded with natural rubber to the cotton lining. The result is a unique, naturally robust, waterproof woollen tweed. Although the natural rubber creates an impermeable layer, making the tweed waterproof, the surface tweed itself will absorb liquids. So fret not!
GOOD TO KNOW
All CHERCHBI leathers are developed for us with the help of Joseph Clayton of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, who have been tanning leather since 1840. Our leathers originate from Northern Irish cow hide and are pit-tanned using vegetable tannins. This is an ancient process, essentially unchanged for thousands of years.
Leather is a natural raw material with many great qualities, not least the individual marks, colour, lines and creases. These little inconsistencies differentiate each hide and make each leather item unique.
Body fabric: Herdwyck No. 10 waterproof wool tweed
Lining: Cotton twill
Leather trimming: 3mm British saddle leather
Shoulder strap: Leather (adjustable)
Compartment: Main compartment flap with leather strap and brass-clog balls; exterior open back pocket
Embossing: CHERCHBI and BRITISH MADE blind emboss; hand-stamped with a unique serial number
Size: W 13.5"/34cm x H 10.5"/26cm x D 4"/10 cm (fits a 13" laptop / A4 size document/file)
Weight/Capacity: 0.8 kg / 9 litres
Color: Peat Brown
Packaging: Unbleached, branded cotton dustbag
A soft brush applied gently should remove loose dirt. Wool fibres naturally repel liquids for a short time, try to absorb spillages quickly before staining occurs. If necessary recent stains can be removed with water and a mild natural soap.
If the cause of staining is known then further research into stain-specific treatment is recommended. If the item becomes wet, reshape it (stuffing with newspaper works well and absorbs excess moisture) and allow to dry naturally, away from direct heat.