The Mamluke is our weekend bag, perfect for short break and designed for the way we travel now.
The Mamluke is handmade in Somerset, England. The main body is constructed from our Bonded cotton drill, which is rugged and waterproof. The straps are made of Italian veg tanned leather using a tubular construction for durability and comfort which fits easily over the shoulder. The entire base of the bag and lower corners is also made of the Italian veg tanned leather, which add a remarkable level of durability and protection to the bag and its contents.
The Swiss made RiRi zipper is nearly 100cm long allowing easy access to your contents. Internally there is a laptop sleeve on one side and two sleeve pockets on the other for organisation. The bag uses the hand printed Bedouin® Crank pattern on the reverse of the bonded cotton drill internally.
There is a shoe bag included, using a RiRi zipper and a leather grab handle in which the bonded cotton drill has been reversed, so the dark side is internal in case of dirty shoes. The shoe bag is of a generous size and can fit a regular pair of men's leather boots.
Bonded canvas was originally developed by the inventor Charles Macintosh in the late 1700's in Scotland. The process is to laminate two lengths of fabric together with a layer of natural rubber between which makes it waterproof and more durable, he then went on to use this new fabric and created the now ubiquitous Mackintosh coat.
We use our handprinted cotton drill and a wide gauge cotton drill outer on our bonded fabric, which we have bonded in Oldham in the North West of England, it retains a stiffness from the rubber layer which makes it ideal for bag making.