The North of Northcote backpack is made with care in our Brunswick East workshop by our craftspeople from high quality, full grain, vegetable tanned, Australian bovine leather which is sourced from a tannery within Australia.
This classic backpack is perfect for your everyday essentials and great for travelling, markets and festivals. The adjustable leather back straps features solid antique nickel roller buckles which has been designed with comfort in mind.
Features an antique solid nickel roller buckle fastening
Inner leather pouch suitable for your phone or keys
Hot embossed with our Graine logo
Organic unlined piece
Available in black, navy, olive and tan
This leather is vegetable tanned, then milled to enhance the softness and the natural grain and characteristics of the leather. Due to this process, each backpack may have slight variations in the finish which makes each piece unique.
Leather is a natural product which means our designs are made to age and soften over time; this is what adds beautiful characteristics to our products. We use as much of the leather hide as possible in all our designs which means you may find imperfections such as blemishes or natural markings on some of our products.
Bag approx. dimensions: 31.5cm (H) x 32cm (W) x 13cm (D)
Adjustable back straps approx. height when worn on the middle hole: 74cm (from top to bottom)
Internal pouch approximate dimensions: 14.5cm (H) x 19.5cm (W)
DESIGN & MAKERS NOTES
Designed by Kerryn Brodie. Made by Lauren Redpath and Albert He in the Graine Brunswick East workshop.
Bovine Leather Care
To maintain the beauty of your Graine bag we recommend applying a good quality leather protector spray and using a good quality leather conditioner to treat the product, which will increase its longevity. (Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.)
Do not put leather pieces on the ground or rub against abrasive surfaces.
Keep your leather piece, and its hardware, dry at all times.
Leather is a natural material and will wear with age and use.
Hair On Hide Care Do not use leather conditioner or protector on the hair on hide. If needed, use a soft, clean bristle brush in the direction of the hair to remove any remaining debris.
If you need to spot clean, first wipe with a humid soft cloth in the direction of the hair. Then use a clean sponge dampened with water or neutral soap to wipe away any dirt.
For stain removal, immediately remove any excess liquids or solids with a paper towel, soft clean cloth or sponge. Dab and wipe in direction of the hair. Soak up as much liquid as possible to prevent any liquids from soaking into the hide.