Williams | Earthly Grassland + Black Leather Tote
Regular price $318.00 Sale price $155.00
The Williams is our favorite bag for on-the-go living. With three outside pockets for easy access to essentials and an inside large enough for a 13-inch laptop, this bag is where utility meets beauty.
Walk on the wild side with our new print, Earthly Grassland. This print is made up of gorgeous neutrals making it easy to pair with your summer outfits.
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.
Base Width 11.5" x Base Depth 4.5" x Height 13" x Opening Width 16" x Handle Drop 9"
- Weight 2 lbs
- 18oz 100% cotton canvas with a water-resistant conditioning
- English Bridle Leather - For care instructions please visit HERE
- 2 Leather handles and a removable 1" adjustable crossbody strap
- One interior zipper pocket, 8"w x 5"h
About our Earthly Twilight Collection
The Earthly Twilight Collection explores the stages of the sun and what its position can make us feel. Twilight is the moment when the sun is resting just below the horizon before it rises or after it has set. It leaves us with a soft glow and powdery hues. This quiet moment brings about optimism for the day that will come or the resetting and leaving behind the worries of a day that has passed.
It is when we can hear the smallest of creatures rejoicing to one another and sets the tone for the day that will follow.
Inspiration behind the name
The Williams Tote was inspired by Cathay Williams.
In 1844, Cathay Williams was born a slave in Independence, Missouri. (Ironic, right?)
Cathay was "freed" by the Union Forces who then volun-told her she would work as a cook and laundress. Not wanting to be a burden on her family when the Civil War ended, Cathay posed as a man - William Cathay - to join the newly formed 38th Infantry Regiment known as the Buffalo Soldiers.
(Talk about a "We Can Do It" attitude.)
Crazy enough, it took years for her identity as a woman to be discovered. While the details of Cathay's death are unknown, we do know this - Cathay was a woman determined to course her own life, the first black woman to enlist and the only female Buffalo Soldier.
Maintenance of R. Riveter Leather:
We love using real veg tanned leather in our handbags because they just better with age. If you happen to get scratches or water marks, you can usually get the bag looking new again with just a little maintenance.
Please click here to read about how to care for your veg tanned leather.
Canvas Care Suggestions:
When spot cleaning the canvas, we suggest using a brush or sponge with water only to wipe it off soiled area. We do not recommend using anything other than water as it could discolor canvas material.