For office mornings or catching the next flight to meet a potential client, you want to look sharp, feel good and inspire confidence. This minimalist document bag is handcrafted with care and dignity in Bangkok. Made of premium European vegetable tanned leather it will take your business travel style to the next level.
An eco-friendly tanning technique gives each piece its own hue and helps the leather to age naturally. Over the years, the colour will darken after being part of your travels, your lifestyle and your identity.
On a mission to find the best quality leather in Bangkok, we met an experienced shop owner who graciously offered to help us find a creative person to produce the first, limited edition leather goods collection for MERSiŌ. After telling him our story, he immediately thought of Uncle Rain – a skilled craftsman alive with a joyful attitude and a traveller’s spirit. As simple as it sounds, the next morning we were visiting Rain’s cozy, welcoming and functional workshop just outside of Bangkok.
Uncle Rain is a master leather craftsman inspired by a lifetime of world travels. He has travelled everywhere in Asia and the Middle-East as a construction worker and upon retirement nowadays he travels for pleasure, no trip complete without visiting the local leather shops, always bringing back the pieces that inspire him the most. Motivated by the simple things that life can offer, Rain’s leather craft skills are second to none. He prefers to work European vegetable tanned leather because of its eco-friendly attributes and its character that naturally changes and develops over the years. Rain is a stylistic purist who cherishes attention to detail and specializes in minimalist goods that cater to avid travellers and jet-setting professionals.
Rain ritualizes his evenings after work with a glass of scotch and a cigar, while listening to jazz music alone in his vintage music room – a den full of meticulously dated acoustic material imported from all over the world throughout his lifetime.
This leather laptop sleeve features small natural leather scratches due to organic, natural and non-toxic tanning materials.