But what is the story behind this product?
DOA COLLECTION - High quality products with more than one good purpose.
"The name DOA is clearly connected to the people who taught me the values of responsibility, commitment, steadfastness and the principle of "give and take" in life. My mother Dorothea, my grandpa Oskar and my grandma Annelotte." - Tim Beier, CEO Bearpaw Products & Founder DOA Foundation. Starting in 2019 with small steps, the DOA Foundation will take a big step in 2020 - together with Buckle & Seam. Of the total revenue generated by the DOA Collection, 3% will go directly to the DOA Foundation's donation account. The DOA Foundation will use these donations for various activities, thus trying to make the world a better place for children/young people and students. But this is not the only part that creates something good. Through the partnership between BEARPAW and Buckle and Seam alone, 3% of the revenue generated by Buckle and Seam has also already gone to the girls' school in Karachi.
Why does the product have this exact name?
Annelotte is the grandmother of Tim. As a mother of three children and the wife of an entrepreneur at the time, she knows what it means to build something and lose something. Annelotte and her husband Oskar built up the company from zero to one hundred together shortly after the Second World War. Towards the end of the 70s, however, the company went bankrupt. In such a difficult situation Annelotte always tried to be a strong rock in the surf for her husband and children. Her always very clear thoughts, her extreme solution orientation in any situation and the will to get the best out of everything were the forces that enabled her to overcome the deep valley at that time. With her strong empathy and as an absolute harmony person, she has managed to keep the family together.
After some time, she rebuilt her existence with a simple office job in the community and continued on. Later, as a grandmother of 5 grandchildren, Annelotte passed on the values of respect, appreciation and honesty to the next generation. That is why we, this incredibly strong and positive woman, dedicate our canvas backpack to her.
Your friend for everyday life - Backpack Annelotte.
The interior of the Backpack Annelotte can be filled with all kinds of objects and you always keep an overview. The small front pocket on the backpack allows you to store things that you want to have at hand quickly, practical and safe. The material Canvas is a high-quality cotton mixture, which is very dense and waxed. This makes the fabric very durable. The integrated leather elements are the absolute eye-catcher and give your bag a noble look.
- dimension: 40 x 30 x 11 cm
- weight: 1,15 kg
- Manufacturing: Handcrafted in our own fair production facility
- Material: Naturally tanned premium cowhide, LWG* certified
- Lining: 100% cotton (cleanable)
- Zipper: Original premium YKK zipper from Japan
*LWG is an international nonprofit organization responsible for the world's largest leather sustainability program.
Your new leather bag initially doesn't require special care. The natural oils and waxes incorporated into our leather after the tanning process provide sufficient protection and make the leather supple. To ensure you enjoy your Buckle & Seam product for as long as possible, we recommend treating the leather with our leather care once a year. If you notice rough and dry spots on the leather, then leather care is urgently needed.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
All orders without individual engraving are typically processed the following business day by Hermes or GLS.
Once the shipment is packed, you will receive a tracking number via email, allowing you to trace your delivery.
Orders with individual engraving are handed over to Hermes or GLS within approximately 7 business days from the order date.
Deliveries to a Packstation are not possible.
Feel free to try out our product, touch the leather, and see how it performs in your daily life. If you're not 100% satisfied, we are happy to assist you in exchanging or refunding the product.
For more information, please visit: Shipping & Returns.
The purchase of this bag provides 1 week of education for a girl in Pakistan!
WHAT IS CANVAS?
The durable canvas is made from a high-quality cotton blend. Extremely tightly woven and thoroughly waxed, the fabric repels water and dirt in unexpected weather changes. The distinctive leather elements make this travel case an absolute eye-catcher.
PREMIUM COWHIDE LEATHER
Each product from the Buckle & Seam brand is unique. Our men's collections are handcrafted from leather in its highest quality form. This form is known as "full grain," meaning that the leather is processed in its full thickness. This creates an exceptionally durable end product that you can carry by your side for years. The way our models are crafted also ensures that each of them develops its own unique patina over the years. Just like you, your bag becomes more beautiful with age.
SHOPPINGWITH A GOOD CONSCIENCE
Buckle & Seam stands for a transparent corporate policy. It is important for us not to be part of companies that produce their goods cheaply in distant countries without considering the people or the environment. Therefore, we regularly review the working conditions under which our producers work at the production site in Pakistan and pay them almost three times what they would normally earn in their region. We aim for equal opportunities
ONE BAG ONE CHILD
Achieve your goals and at the same time, enable a better future in less privileged regions of the world. As part of our 'One Bag. One Child.' initiative, we donate 3% of our revenue to schools in Pakistan.
After completing your order, your bag will be carefully packed and sent on its way in a few days. It won't be long until you can hold your own Buckle & Seam bag in your hands for the first time.
YOUR BAG. YOUR STORY.
Isaac Newton once said, 'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.' With the #YOURBAGYOURSTORY campaign, we are building an inspiring community that brings you closer to your greatest goals.
Just write us a message via the contact form. We are always happy to help you.
How can I maintain the leather?
Your new leather bag doesn't initially need any special care. The natural oils and waxes incorporated into our leather after the tanning process provide enough protection and make the leather supple. To ensure you enjoy your Buckle & Seam product for as long as possible, we recommend treating the leather with our leather care once a year. If you see rough and dry spots on the leather, then leather care is urgently needed.
Why is the leather so special?
Our bags are made from premium cowhide leather. It is carefully selected and processed by skilled craftsmen. We chose cowhide leather because it meets our high standards for quality, durability,
and naturalness. It is strong and supple at the same time, making it an excellent raw material for manufacturing our high-quality products. We use the leather in its most natural form - Full-Grain. This means that the leather is processed with all its layers in its full strength, which averages 1.7 mm and is thicker than the material of most leather bags. It is characterized by great
resistance and naturalness. The hides come from animals in Northern Pakistan.
Can I remove scratches from my bag?
You will quickly notice that removing minor scratches is possible by rubbing them with your finger or a cloth. If you discover deeper scratches, we recommend applying our Colorless Beeswax with a
soft cloth on the bag. This will make the scratch disappear, and your bag will be protected for future adventures.
The leather of my bag is lighter than shown on the website.
As leather is a natural product, each piece of leather is unique and may have natural variations in color. Additionally, leather can change its appearance over time due to external factors. Prolonged exposure to sunlight, for example, may cause the leather to dry out and lighten. In such cases, we recommend using our leather care products, which can help restore the color and suppleness of the leather.
Why is the color of my bag changing?
Leather develops a unique patina with frequent use, causing the leather to darken. However, over time, your bag may show signs of drying out, characterized by rougher and lighter leather. In such
cases, we recommend using our leather care product to restore your bag to its former glory.