why this product

The traditional stitched pattern on this cotton fabric clutch provides long-lasting durability as well as a unique textural design on the navy textile. Made from a Japanese fabric called Sashiko—meaning “little stabs”—the allover decorative sewing reinforces the cloth to prevent rips and tears. The vegetable tanned leather bottom and brass zippers add further strength. The interior of the clutch is lined with a light blue and cream rail stripe cotton canvas, and an outer tab stores essentials that you might want to keep on hand, such as a pen or keys. 

use & care

Condition leather with a natural saddle soap if desired. The fabric will age nicely with use, but it can be spot cleaned with mild soap and a soft cloth if needed. 

production & design

Based in Portland, Oregon and working with fabric sourced in Japan, business partners Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka work to create long-lasting, heirloom items from high-quality Japanese textiles under their line Kirkomade. The fabrics used by Yanagihara and Tanaka to create their scarves, bandanas, quilts, bags, ties, hats and more are either vintage Japanese stock or new fabrics made on original looms by small, family-run factories in Japan. The Sashiko fabric for these clutches was created by a maker that sews Kendo martial arts jackets. 

about the designer

Japanese Cotton & Leather Clutch (Navy)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Japanese cotton clutch with vegetable tanned leather bottom. The unique textile is stitched throughout for durability and textural intrigue. Brass zipper with supple leather pull and canvas lining. Made in Oregon. Also available in Ivory. 

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    12” long x 8.5” high (30 x 21 cm)

    Weighs 6.7 oz


    Made in

    Key points
    - Unique stitched fabric creates texture and design, while adding strength
    - Vegetable-tanned leather base
    - Brass zipper closure and leather pull
    - Outer tab holds pen or keys

  • Restrictions: Promotions cannot be applied to this product.
  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000284027

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  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Raleigh, NC
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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