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. Ample volume and a sophisticated utility, the Williams bag features a sizeable zippered main compartment with an interior zippered pocket to keep valuables secure. Also offers three open exterior pockets for quick access.
R.Riveter's Nylon collection is here. Launching in the spirit of performance - this fabrication will go where a handbag has not gone before. Inspired by the iconic bomber jacket, this American made collection is travel ready. The durability and light hand of the nylon means you can blaze trails, AND look chic. It is the same amazing R.Riveter quality, mission, and community - but this time the water rolls right off and the dirt wipes right off. Read more about this new collection HERE.
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 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.
Nylon Care Instructions:
Spot clean with warm water, gentle soap and a soft, damp cloth. Allow to air dry.
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.