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I founded Findlay after falling in love with leather for its strength and ability to become more beautiful with time and use. I struggled to find a polished leather bag that could transition throughout my busy day and make a subtle statement about my personal style and ethics. So I tried my hand in designing my dream tote. Today, we design our bags in Los Angeles and work with an ethical factory in Italy to handcraft each piece out of sustainable vegetable-tanned leather, a 100% biodegradable material.
We believe in investing in classic pieces that are thoughtfully designed, made with responsibly sourced materials, and created to last a lifetime not just a season. Findlay bags are minimalist in design, but packed with functionality & thoughtful features like internal pockets, card slots, and removable straps. Everything from our premium Italian hardware & super smooth zippers to our vegetable-tanned leather & organic cotton lining is carefully selected to ensure you receive an ethically made bag.
Findlay bags are made with Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather sourced from a tannery in Tuscany known for sustainability and innovation. Vegetable tanning is an artisanal process that uses tannins from tree bark and plants to naturally dye the leather instead of using harmful chemicals. Only 10% of the worlds leather is tanned this way. It’s safer for the environment, the consumer and the producer and yields a leather that develops a rich patina with age and use.
We are passionate about making a difference in the world around us and supporting healthy working conditions for all. We donate a percentage of the profits from each bag to non-profits serving victims of human trafficking and we’re committed to raising awareness on behalf of human trafficking victims and survivors.