When we set out to design a reusable leather bag, sustainable production and waste reduction were our top priorities. We are very proud of the result — The Swagga Bag — a strong, stylish, 100% organic New Zealand leather bag that collapses as thin as a placemat when not in use. Zero-waste criteria measured Swagga Bag.
The Swagga Bag Pros, Cons, and Creative Product Testing Swagger & Hide is excited to announce the launch of our Swagga Bag, made from 100% New Zealand leather. The official Swagga Bag launch is on July 1, to coincide with the start of Plastic-Free July.* Here’s a look at some of the pros of the Swagga Bag. And because Swagger & Hide believes in being straight up, we’ve thought of some cons too. Pros: It carries your stuff. Not golf balls (see ‘cons’ below), but lots of other things. In fact, almost all the stuff you used single-use plastic bags for, back in the dark times when we still used those. Veges? Can carry! Bread? Can carry! Cereal? Can carry!...
Often we pay a premium for leather goods, but are you really getting genuine organic leather or a very good imposter? There are several ways to try and determine you are getting the real deal, established over the decades as a rough guide. The flame test is a good start, but can be largely impractical in a retail store...cant imagine Louis Vuitton or Gucci would be happy with you lighting something up in their store! We talk through some practical suggestions for your guidance.
What is the real deal with Leather? What's fake and what is not? And what the hang is 'vegan' leather? Here are a few views on what is out there, maybe even a few myths dispelled. Full grain vs PU (Pleather) vs Vinyl. Genuine organic leather leather - love it, smell it, feel it.