Goat Leather: What's the big deal?

by Fabrizio Giuliani March 11, 2015 1 Comment

 

Handmade leather duffel bag Satch&Fable

So just why have I been using goat leather for my laptop bags and duffels instead of the more widely used cow hide. I am not claiming to be ground breaking here but, back in 2002 when I first started producing these bags people were often baffled by my choice of leather. Goat was not readily available or well known. At least not me and I was, still am, a bag freak. 

I like to travel and walk a lot. I like to move around fast both in an Urban environment like NYC or in a little village somewhere in the back of beyond.    Back in Asia during my first travel adventures, I remember looking at backpackers that resembled and moved like turtles and thinking "Nope that ain't happening to me". Or in India where disgruntled westerners in bus with chickens (yes when you are backpacking you have more time than money so you opt for the el cheapo option which often involves all sorts of transportable, often edible creatures)  would have to give their seat to their backpacks and stand. 

 

I got good at packing light thus reducing the mass but I still had an issue with the weight of my bag. Yes, you can buy a light backpack but you can not look cool with one of those while moving about. And looking cool is where it is at even in flip-flops and shorts. A man has his limits. Thank you.

Leather Laptop backpack DuffelThe same thing happened in the city where I walked miles with my life in a shoulder bag. You know a laptop, books, change of clothes, the usual stuff. I was not about to swap my grandpa leather bag inspired by an Italian design from the 70's for nothing in this world. I just needed a different solution. Actually two, one for the kind of travel you do by plane and one for the kind of travel you do on the subways.

The answer was goat leather.  Goat skin is a lot more durable which is not something to be sneezed. You want your bag, especially one that changes with you and takes on the shape of your journey, to last and accompany you for a very very long time. 

 

Leather Duffel BagGoatskin is also softer and more supple because it naturally contains lanolin but above all it is much much lighter than cowhide without compromising in strength. We worked with goat since and never looked back. 

 


 


 

 

 

 





Fabrizio Giuliani
Fabrizio Giuliani

Author


1 Response

Sheki
Sheki

August 08, 2015

On 14th February 2012, a guy meets a girl for a date. It’s Valentine’s day. The date goes very well.. The guy will send the girl home. But the girl wasn’t that happy. Cause there isn’t any Valentine’s day gift for her. However.. Few weeks later.. When she opened her miablox.. It’s a ANTI-BAG from 5PREVIEW!! With a note saying.. “Happy Valentine’s day my dear, nothing beats giving you a late surprise Valentine’s day gift from 5PREVIEW. :) xoxo”. The girl will then be touched by the guy and he will be very happy.. cause she’s happy. And now I just hope this will come true!poohpoop.atyou@hotmail.com

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Handmade leather tote/shopping bag
Handmade leather tote/shopping bag

by Fabrizio Giuliani December 19, 2016

View full article →

Christmas gift idea guide by rebates zone
Christmas gift idea guide by rebates zone

by Fabrizio Giuliani December 10, 2016

View full article →

The importance of ethical manufacturing
The importance of ethical manufacturing

by Fabrizio Giuliani December 08, 2016

View full article →