Empowering Working Women
Created by women for women in our own factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, our work bags for women are intelligently designed for the working woman while empowering their counterparts in Ethiopia to create a better future for themselves and their families.
Our workspace collection brings the palpable softness and incredible smell of rich, premium leather to your briefcase, messenger bag, tote bag, backpack or laptop carrying case, so wherever your work takes you, you will be ready.
Women’s Leather Messenger Bags
We create the best women’s leather bags in the industry for working women on the go. For a commute by car, bike or on foot en route to the office, or simply for looking fashionable at a meeting, check out our versatile Austin messenger bag, the perfect size for the professional who likes to travel light. It fits up to a 16” Mac Book Pro in its main compartment, with additional front and back pockets for smaller accessories. Its adjustable crossbody strap allows for hands-free carrying and its easy button closure ensures that your items will remain safe and protected.
Women's Leather Backpacks
With a wide range of styles to choose from, and sizes ranging from medium to large, there’s sure to be a leather backpack that suits your style. Padded laptop compartments, spacious slip pockets, and easy-close zippers keep your items secure as you move through your day, while comfortable back straps keep the strain off your back and shoulders.
Our iconic leather Atlas Backpack was inspired by our travel between the US and Ethiopia, a journey of over 9000 miles. Created for optimal functionality, it features an exterior foam-padded laptop compartment and five interior pockets to keep you organized. It’s the ideal backpack for a woman who works: sleek, elegant, and built to last.
The feminine Rincon Backpack is the ultimate stylish work backpack. Crafted in Ethiopia from heavy-duty canvas and premium leather, it features a spacious interior compartment that can fit a small laptop or iPad along with other work essentials and extra straps for comfort. Featuring two exterior front pockets, an interior pocket to store your phone and accessories, D-ring for keys and clips, and two pull, double cord drawstrings, the Abby merges backpack portability with bucket bag sophistication. It's the perfect work bag for all your essentials, whether you're heading to the office or on the road. You'll want to take it with you everywhere.
Then there's the Miramar. This low profile classic leather backpack is ready for your next trip to the office. Equipped with compartments for easy access and storage, you can adjust the straps for style and comfort, or hook the handle over your arm to carry as a tote. Who says you have to sacrifice fashion for function?
A Briefcase Made with the Working Woman in Mind
What collection of work bags would be complete without a leather briefcase made specifically for the working woman? Our roomy Parker Briefcase is a blend of sophistication and function. It’s crafted from premium bullhide leather, prized for its durability and structure, and Ethiopian sheepskin for a sophistication and softness that can’t be matched.
Suitable for laptops up to 16”, its convenient features include a front flap with a clasp closure, a back exterior pocket, 2 front zipper pockets, interior pockets organization, and an adjustable crossbody strap, allowing you to keep your possessions close to your body for extra safety.
Leather Laptop Sleeves That Define Your Style
If you’re a working woman, you need a laptop work bag that will keep your computer secure and help you look your smartest. The Presidio Laptop Sleeve is designed with the working woman in mind, while the elegant zipper-close Siri Laptop Sleeve will elevate your style with its slender profile, sleek good looks, and handsome zipper closure. Both women’s laptop sleeves are crafted from full-grain Ethiopian leather and have a luxuriously soft interior lining.
A Leather Tote Bag for Everyday Use
The tote bag is the perfect work bag for a day at the office. The quintessential shoulder bag, it keeps your essentials safe and easy to access, while making you look smart and fashionable. We offer a wide array of leather tote bags for the working woman, in styles ranging from casual to chic.
Our most sophisticated bag to date, the Eleni Tote features a slim, stunning silhouette to suit any upscale look. This leather work tote with a minimal profile features intricate hand-stitched details, roomy pockets, interior key ring, 13" laptop sleeve, and subtle brass feet, providing maximum utility. Its stunning full-grain leather will develop a unique patina with every carry and is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
The more casual Eden carryall is a mid-sized shoulder bag with a crossbody strap. Crafted from luxurious leather, it boasts perfectly proportioned handles. The Eden tote is a day-to-day bag for all your work essentials that you will feel proud to carry.
Leather Accessories for Your Workspace
The workplace is your zone, and whether you're in an office, shared workspace, or right at home, bring in these leather touches to keep your space clear, clean, and ready for inspiration. These workplace accessories bring the touchable softness and incredible smell of rich, premium leather to your notebook, desktop, or laptop carrying case, so wherever your work takes you, your happy place is never far away.
Premium Full Grain Leather
Our work bags are crafted from the world’s finest full-grain leather that becomes only more beautiful with use and over time. Natural and luxurious, the leather will develop a patina, a testament to its authenticity and quality. Highly durable, inherently resistant to staining and fading, soft to the touch and elegant to behold, our leather work bags for women quickly become a family heirloom that will endure for generations to come.
A Better Process
By producing premium leather bags for women at our facility in Ethiopia, we provide dignified employment and uplift Ethiopian women out of exploitation. And we don't take shortcuts. We obsess over sourcing, stitching, and every single piece of leather, drawing upon centuries of Ethiopian leather-working tradition and craftsmanship. Our bags are built not just to last, but to get better with age – a claim we back up with our Lifetime Guarantee.
Our bags change lives at every step of their journey. From the time we source our leather, to the moment our products land in your hands, we do things better. As a certified B-Corp, we are held to the highest standards of social and environmental impact. By owning our factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we can create a safer workplace, more sustainable production, and for you, a better work bag than ever.
Parker Clay has created over 400,000 hours of safe, stable, and dignified employment in Ethiopia, helping women to support families, develop professional skills, and ultimately, transform communities. With your continued support, we can end exploitation in Ethiopia.