Welp, Christmas came early this year for mama! I mean this bag, the East West Tote, is like the mother of all bags..it counts as a Christmas, birthday, Valentine’s, 4h of July present all in one! I can not stop smelling it, is that weird? No…okay cool, cause guys it smells heavenly!
I worked with Findlay Co. earlier this year when they were shooting for the 2018/2019 fall line. I was hired to be the makeup & hair artist, and when I walked in I immediately fell in LOVE with every bag! Once I heard the vision behind the company, by creator Andrea, I fell in love even more!
Findlay bags are minimalist in design, but packed with functionality & thoughtful features like internal pockets, card slots, and removable straps. Every bag is vegetable-tanned leather with organic cotton lining to ensure you receive an ethically made bag.
Drea has worked so hard on creating this line, designed in LA but made in Tuscany! Findlay bags are made with Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather which naturally dyes the leather by using tannins from tree bark instead of using harmful chemicals. Until working on this project I never knew only 10% of the worlds leather is tanned this way. It’s safer for the environment, the consumer and the producer and yields a leather that develops a rich patina with age and use. Which is probably why it smells sssssssoooo good! I mentioned the smell right?!
Andrea has such a huge heart for this company and it really shows through the bags. From the creation of the line, to the design, all the way down to the packaging! It’s all gorgeous! The most amazing part of Drea’s line & heart, is the change in the world she’s trying to make! For every purchase of Findlay Co. 10% goes towards non- profits serving victims of human trafficking and she is so committed to raising awareness on behalf of human trafficking victims and survivors.
I am so happy I was able to work with Drea on this project & now tell you all about it! These bags are an investment that is so worth it & knowing it has such an amazing way of giving back makes it even better. Right now Findlay Co. is having their kickstarter program going on. They’re trying to reach their goal of $35,000 and are halfway there! If this company is something you can’t get enough of, please head over to FindlayCo.com and see how you can help! Buy a purse for yourself, your mom, your sister….all the ladies in your life! Or just give a small pledge to help get this amazing company to the next level!