The Mattie is the perfect mid-sized bag for your everyday adventures. Her classic tote shape means you can pack a lot, while still maintaining a put-together look. Made to sustain everyday wear and tear, you can carry your Mattie satchel for years to come.
The Mattie features a zippered closure, meaning everything inside stays safe and organized. Choose between short handles and a crossbody strap, depending on your mood and the activity. Each Mattie is fully lined and includes exterior front and back slip pockets, and two interior slip pockets. There’s a spot for all your gadgets and accessories!
Each R.Riveter handbag takes a journey across the country before arriving at your doorstep. Components are crafted by independent military spouses in their homes around the nation and shipped to R.Riveter's FabShop to be assembled into a one-of-a-kind product.
Inspiration Behind the Name
The Mattie honors Margaret “Mattie” E. Knight, the most famous woman inventor from the 19th century. Born in 1838 in York, Maine, Mattie preferred to play with woodworking tools over dolls, and at the age of 12 invented a safety device for mechanical looms that was adopted by area mills.
Mattie is most known for inventing the machine that created flat-bottomed paper bags by gluing paper together. A man stole her design and patented it first, and when she took him to court, he stated that “she could not possibly understand the mechanical complexities of the machine.” Mattie responded with blueprints, journals, models, and eyewitnesses - and came out victorious!
The Mattie Satchel celebrates Mattie’s ingenuity and her dedication to her craft despite cultural norms at the time.
Nylon Care Instructions:
Spot clean with warm water, gentle soap and a soft, damp cloth. Allow to air dry.