Isambard Briefcase, Herdwyck Tweed
An urbane reinterpretation of a traditional lawyers briefcase. The full length top zip provides a wide opening into a main compartment containing multiple sleeves and pockets. The leather zip collar neatly folds down to a stud fastening at either end.
Available in Peat brown tweed with brown saddle leather.
- Herdwyck No. 10 waterproof wool tweed body fabric.
- 3mm British saddle leather trim.
- Cotton twill lining.
- Sized to fit a 15" laptop.
- Riri zipped main compartment.
- Leather zip collar folds down at ends on brass studs.
- Leather carry handles.
- Exterior open front pocket.
- Hand stitched pleat at top side panel.
- CHERCHBI and BRITISH MADE blind emboss.
- Hand-stamped with a unique serial number.
- Delivered in an unbleached cotton dustbag.
Sized to fit a 15" laptop. 3 large pockets. 2 small pockets.
W15.5"/40cm x H12"/30cm x D4.5"/12cm 16 litre capacity 1 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.