The traditional scholastic bag is the satchel. This type of leather bag, with a large flap to protect the opening and a shoulder strap, was originally used by Scottish monks to carry their precious hand-written bibles and protect them from the harsh Scottish weather. Shakespeare writes of ‘the whining school-boy, with his satchel’ (As You Like It) and the satchel...

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What is top grain leather? Top grain leather is the second highest grade of leather. It has a uniform finish and is thinner and more workable than full grain leather, but it does not have its strength or durability. What does top grain leather look like? The imperfections which occur naturally in full grain leather have been sanded away and...

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DISCLAIMER: This article is provided for informational purposes only. Whilst there are reports of successfully washing and ironing leather - we at MAHI do not recommend washing or ironing leather - if you choose to do this it's done so at your own risk. Where to store your leather bag Leather can be damaged by exposure to extreme heat, sunlight...

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What constitutes ‘Genuine Leather’? Like ‘gold’ or ‘silver’, ‘leather’ signifies a traditional material of value and quality, hence the application of the word to a product, reassures the buyer. The application of the adjective ‘genuine’, in the phrase ‘genuine leather’ would appear unnecessary, since the item is either leather or not leather. What the phrase ‘genuine leather’ actually signifies is...

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This July we've teamed up with Elle Bradford to give away a matching clutch & purse set (or accessory of your choosing)!Simply sign up to our mailing list for a chance to win! There's no limit on how many times you and your friends can enter!Names will be drawn out of the hat at the end of the month :) * indicates...

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