100% Vegetable-Tanned, Water-Resistant Leather
Handmade in the USA
Limited Edition #1
PERMIAN’s Alpine bag fits all the essentials and then some. Removable/adjustable strap, a natural suede interior, and a 4 x 7 inch inner pocket.
Choose your own adventure with the Alpine.
From the vegetable-tanned leathers brewed with tree-bark and made with waste by-products from the meat industry, to algae-ink printed on recycled packaging materials, every detail is considered. The Alpine was proudly made in collaboration with leather experts in Texas, Montana and Missouri.
Alpine Bag Body
Dimensions: H: 8 5/8 in. x W: 9 in. x D: 2 1/2 in.
Materials: Water resistant, top grain, vegetable-tanned leather, domestic American steer
Hardware: Matte black grommets and zipper
Alpine Strap Wrap
Dimensions: L: 72 in. x W: 5/16 in.
Materials: Water resistant, top grain, vegetable-tanned leather, domestic American steer, with a natural cotton core and hand-tacked end-caps
PERMIAN has collaborated with one of the last remaining vegetable tanneries in the USA to develop a soft, water resistant, slightly pebbled, black leather. Tanned for 30-60 days in a brew of tree bark and water, vegetable tanned leathers are stronger, last longer, and just get better with time. Less than 10% of the leather items on the market today are tanned using this ancient method. Slight variations in color and texture naturally occur from hide to hide, ensuring each PERMIAN product will have its own unique character.
Connect with PERMIAN’s non-profit work
10% of all PERMIAN sales are donated to 501(c)3 organizations whose work addresses a healthier environment, equity-centered design, and vulnerable populations impacted by systemic inequities. Proceeds from the December 2020 Alpine Bag in black will be donated to RAICES, a San Antonio-based non-profit that serves undocumented families, individuals, refugees and asylum-seekers with legal services, social programs and advocacy. Much of their work is on the frontlines at the border between Texas/the USA and Mexico, which happens to be in PERMIAN's proverbial backyard.