Wendy Crossbody Bag : Gumtrees x Nancybird
Translating the beauty of Wendy McDonald’s landscapes into wearable art, the Wendy Crossbody is a perfect size for travelling light.
A small bag with hidden top zipped compartment. Front side is a waxed canvas with digital print, back side is vegetable-tanned leather, with a long strap to fit crossbody and gold hardware.
Our collaboration with Wendy McDonald features in this digital print - Wendy's paintings depict the landscape around her farm just north of the Murray River - craggy old trees, lagoons, the colours of the changing seasons.
- vegetable-tanned cow leather back and strap
digitally printed waved canvas front
- gold hardware
w 31 x h 17 x d 12cm
strap 2.5 x 110cm
Nancybird have been working with their leather manufacturer for almost ten years now. Based between Hong Kong and China, the family-run business operates from a small factory in Bao'an, in the Guangdong province. The team at the factory consists of about thirty skilled leather workers, most of whom have been working there for over twenty five years – a fact that speaks volumes about the culture of the business.
To create these unique, high quality products they use vegetable tanned leathers, screen printed cotton linings, hand stitching and embossing.
The quantities are kept small, sometimes producing as little as five bags in a style.