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Crafted with Care:
Our Classic Leather
School Bags

At Calabash Leather, we understand the importance of durability when it comes to school bags. That’s why we only use genuine leather (Vegetable Tanned A Grade) in our school bags, ensuring that they’ll last for years to come and are light weight too.

Our leather school bags come in a variety of designs, with both Shoulder sling and backpack-style shoulder straps available, providing extra shoulder or back comfort. 

Our bags are light weight  and durable! 

Made from Genuine thick Vegetable Tanned leather (see the Wikipedia insert below) - which offers books and textbooks great protection as this leather is carefully selected to not only be very strong and durable, but beautiful to look at too. Our leather school bags are built to be admired and loved and  this leather ages so well too. We offer Classic and Vintage school bags. 

Great styles and options available.

Old School classic style like our very popular "Finding Hemingway" range and timeless one of a kind bags like our "Leather & Lacey" Range.

 

Popular in most Gauteng high schools like Affies, Meisies Hoerskool, Waterkloof Hoerskool, Menlopark Hoerskool and

Helpmekaar Kollege to name a few.

 

Our leather school bags are available in 3, 4 or 5 compartments.  Our "Lewis & Finn" range has two big front pockets so in essence the Lewis is a 6 compartment bag. The big front pockets are great for storing pencil cases, note books and class tools like

calculators and rulers.

Unique: Our compartments are manufactured in an "accordion" style

(which offers a very durable stretch)

To withstand the rigors of a school day the spine is reinforced with steel strip which is covered in leather. (To really carry a load)

We offer free name engraving on the inside and initials engraved on the front, you get to choose your font too, which makes a lovely personal touch and makes your

bag really unique.

 

Due to the range of styles and leather colours - we manufacture on order.  Your school bag is produced fresh out of our factory. 

Our leather school bags are not only

beautiful to look at - but built to last!

Classic Leather School Bag

Classic Leather School Bag

Leather School Bag

Leather School Bag

FINDING HEMINGWAY - Genuine leather School bag (old school style)

Leather School Bag

Leather School Bag

Leather School Bag - Finding Hemingway Range. 2,3,4 and 5 Compartments.

Classic Leather School Bag

Classic Leather School Bag

Back Straps - Optional

Back Straps - Optional

Leather School bag back pack style straps to carry the heavy book load

Side View Hemingway

Side View Hemingway

Side View

Leather School Bag

Leather School Bag

Our Lewis & Finn genuine leather school bag in Chocolate Brown leather. Available in Tan and distressed brown too. 2, 3, 4 and 5 compartments with 2 big front pockets (essentially makes the 5 compartment a 6 compartment bag.

Ladies leather school bag

Ladies leather school bag

Our Leather & Lacey range. Beautiful leather motif.

FINDING HEMINGWAY

FINDING HEMINGWAY

Side view (4 compartment) leather school bag

Pin Close leather school bag

Pin Close leather school bag

Antique brass pin closing mechanism.

Leather School bag parts at Calabash

Leather School bag parts at Calabash

Made for 2.5mm and 4mm Thick Vegetable Dyed leather. Vegetable-tanned leather is tanned using tannins and other ingredients found in different vegetable matter, such as tree bark prepared in bark mills, wood, leaves, fruits, and roots. It is study, supple and long wearing so it ages beautifully. This leather makes the classic school bag and a vintage stunner.

Compartments

Compartments

We have 3,4 & now 5 compartments to choose from.

Distressed Brown

Distressed Brown

Buckle Close School Bag

Leather and Lacey

Leather and Lacey

In Tan or Chocolate Brown.

Leather & Lacey leather school bag

Leather & Lacey leather school bag

In Chocolate brown leather

Top View - Leather & Lacey

Top View - Leather & Lacey

Top View

Lewis and Finn School Bag

Lewis and Finn School Bag

2, 3, 4 or 5 compartments to choose from with 2 front pockets

Lewis and Finn School Bag

Lewis and Finn School Bag

Lewis in Chocolate Brown

Side - Lewis & Finn

Side - Lewis & Finn

Lewis side view

Lewis and Finn

Lewis and Finn

Chocolate Brown, Tan or Distressed leather to choose from.

Open View - Lewis & Finn

Open View - Lewis & Finn

Inner view of our Lewis range. Steel Spine

Dreaming Oxford

Dreaming Oxford

Lace Motif with 2 front pockets

Cinnamon & Verse

Cinnamon & Verse

2,3,4 or 5 Compartments to choose from.

Leather School Bag

Leather School Bag

The KIMOSABEE in Tan leather. Single Flap Close. 3, 4 or 5 compartments to choose from. Steel Reinforced spine. Available too in Chocolate Brown and Distressed Brown leather.

Chocolate Brown Leather

Chocolate Brown Leather

Kimosabee - Top View

Ultra Strong Handle

Ultra Strong Handle

This handle will last and last and can take ta heavy book load.

Steel Re-inforced Spine

Steel Re-inforced Spine

All our school bags get a Steel reinforced spine.

Optional Extras

Optional Extras

Two Shoulder back pack straps or over shoulder sling to choose from.

SHOULDER STRAP

SHOULDER STRAP

Genuine leather, comfortable and built to last.

Leather School Bags

We are based in Pretoria East and ship nationally.

Please send us an email request for pricing and

specs on our school bags.

Or fill in our price list request form below - we will send through specs and details on our Leather School Bags 

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Link to full article

We use A Grade Vegetable Tanned Hides for our school bags. Read full article here from Wikipedia: Vegetable tanning uses tannins which occur naturally in the bark and leaves of many plants. The process also causes the hide to become more flexible. The primary barks processed in bark mills and used in modern times are chestnut, oak, redoul, tanoak, hemlock, quebracho, mangrove, wattle (acacia; see catechol), and myrobalans from Terminalia spp., such as Terminalia chebula. Vegetable-tanned hide is not very flexible. It is used for luggage, furniture, footwear, belts, and other clothing accessories.

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