Norwich Satchel L, Herdwyck Tweed
The Norwich design is inspired by military and utilitarian satchels from the 1930's and '40's. The name, discovered during our research, originates from a wartime acronym used by soldiers writing to their sweethearts. The Norwich L is a larger version of our original and much loved Norwich design and will now accommodate a 13" laptop or A4 file.
Available Herdwick grey tweed with black saddle leather.
- Herdwyck No. 10 waterproof wool tweed body fabric.
- 3mm British saddle leather trim.
- Cotton twill lining.
- Main compartment flap with side panel storm pleats.
- Sized to fit 13" laptop, iPad, A4 notebook.
- Bicycle straps [fits saddle or handlebars].
- Open back exterior pocket.
- Adjustable leather shoulder strap.
- Flap is secured with a leather strap & brass clog-balls and can be opened & fastened with one hand.
- CHERCHBI and BRITISH MADE blind emboss.
- Hand-stamped with a unique serial number.
- Delivered in an unbleached cotton dustbag.
1 large pocket [13" laptop, iPad, A4 notebook size]. Divider. 2 small pockets. 2 pen pockets.
W 13.5"/34cm, H 10.5"/26cm, D 4"/10 cm 9 litre capacity 0.8 kg weight
MATERIAL & CARE ADVICE
Herdwyck No.10 tweed is made from 100% pure wool all of which is spun, woven and finished within the British Isles. The colour and texture of the finished cloth is derived from the distinctive Herdwick fleece. The brittle white fibres visible in the tweed are kemp fibres which occur naturally in the Herdwick fleece. Spinning is slowed down to give the yarn greater strength, this is then densely woven and finally bonded with natural rubber to cotton lining. The result is a unique, naturally robust, waterproof woollen tweed. Although the natural rubber creates an impermeable layer, making the tweed waterproof, the surface tweed itself will absorb liquids.
Care – A soft brush applied gently should remove loose dirt. Wool fibres naturally repel liquids for a short time, try to absorb spillages quickly before staining occurs. If necessary recent stains can be removed with water and a mild natural soap. If the cause of staining is known then further research into stain-specific treatment is recommended. If the item becomes wet, reshape it (stuffing with newspaper works well and absorbs excess moisture) and allow to dry naturally, away from direct heat.
All CHERCHBI leathers are developed for us with the help of Joseph Clayton of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, who have been tanning leather since 1840. Our leathers originate from Northern Irish cow hide and are pit-tanned using vegetable tannins. This is an ancient process, essentially unchanged for thousands of years. Leather is a natural raw material with many great qualities, not least the individual marks, colour, lines and creases. These little inconsistencies differentiate each hide and make each leather item unique.
Care - When cared for properly the best leathers will last a lifetime. Rather than cleaning we recommend feeding and rejuvenating. Seek out natural treatments, many varieties are available containing natural extracts, oils and waxes, such as beeswax. Leather is porous, it is therefore preferable to apply the treatment and leave for a short time to absorb fully.