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Made in Italy.
Unlike chrome tanned leather, most vegetable tanned leather does not come pre-treated with oils and waxes. The fibers will react to water by stiffening and shrinking. We recommend keeping your bag away from water for at least the first month or so of use, to allow the leather fibers time to soften and absorb oils to increase its natural water resistance.
Additionally, vegetable tanned leather is sensitive to high heat and can crack if heated to extreme temperatures. Do not use a blow dryer on the leather or store the bag in an excessively hot area.
At Kintu, we believe in restorative fashion and consuming sustainably instead of discarding old products. Once a year we recommend a full cleaning of your bag. Visit your local leather restorer or use any leather and oil cleaner to remove accumulated dirt, deeply refresh the bag and fully restore the leather to its natural beauty.
Keep your Kintu bag in the original dust bag.
L 14 X H 12 X 8 (IN)
Meet The Designer
Brand Story & Philosophy
Kintu New York handbags are designed in New York, co-developed with global artisans, and made in Italy. Launched in 2015, the brand’s core value is rooted in the founder, Sarah’s belief in generational conservation of artistry and craftsmanship. The Kintu New York brand appeals to the dynamic, busy, urban woman who values quality and self-expression.
Craftsmanship & Artisans
We work mainly with highly skilled artisan communities on the verge of disappearing if the skills are not passed on from generation to generation. With the current downward trend and few prospects of a lucrative career in craftsmanship, younger generations are making the decision to learn different skills and abandon family traditions. However, by improving the lives of the existing artisans, we appeal to youth who will see craftsmanship not only as a viable source of income for their families, but as a national tradition worthy of pride and preservation.
Kintu’s quality is a combination of the craftsmanship of Italian leather makers and the handicraft of artisans from India (Indian handwoven luxury brocade) and Kenya (Hardware). Kintu bags are consciously crafted from strong and hard-wearing 100% natural vegetable tanned leather sourced from the best European tanneries. Natural vegetable tanned leather is known for it's durability and flexibility. The various vibrant colors are achieved using natural tanning techniques. The result is high quality, minimalist, vibrant bags that are beautiful, practical and capture each customer’s unique personality.