Luxury and Function: Premium Full Grain Leather Backpacks for Men
At Parker Clay, we have designed modern backpacks that are streamlined and sleek, meant to hold anything from computers and books to gym clothes and sneakers, allowing you to carry everything you need for the day or weekend while keeping your hands free.
What useful features do Parker Clay's men's backpacks have?
Our collection of men's backpacks include super-soft linings to protect any screens or devices from getting scratched, as well as interior and exterior pockets for extra storage. Most of our backpacks also feature stylish details like durable brass hardware and zippers, and an interior padded compartment to securely hold laptops as large as 15."
What type of leather does Parker Clay use?
All of our men's leather backpacks are hand-crafted from the finest quality Ethiopian leather, ensuring that every single bag is unique. The leather is ethically sourced at ranches close to our factory. We start with the finest quality full grain cowhide, prized for its strength and toughness as well as its beauty. It is aniline-dyed in the drum to impart a rich color throughout the entire hide, then treated with a protective finish. The lack of pigment on the leather's surface allows its natural characteristics to show through. Daily use will create subtle changes in the leather over time as it develops a patina.
What are the benefits of full grain, aniline-dyed leather?
The most valuable, high-quality leather is as close as possible to its natural state. That is because each step that is taken to eliminate surface defects — buffing, adding pigment, embossing — takes it further away from its original condition. Aniline-dyed leather will never crack or harden.
The best leather is full-grain leather. This means that the original surface of the skin is untouched. You can see the natural peaks and valleys of the hide, as well as tiny pores or hair sacs, with the naked eye. Full-grain leathers are often aniline-dyed, a type of transparent, water-based coloration that allows the natural characteristics of the hide to shine through. This is accomplished by tumbling the hides in a dyeing vat to achieve 100% color saturation.
Where are Parker Clay leather backpacks made?
By producing premium backpacks for men at our own facility in Ethiopia, we provide dignified employment and uplift Ethiopian women out of exploitation. We have created over 400,000 hours of safe, stable, and dignified employment, helping women to support families, develop professional skills, and improve their communities.