Elk

Malte Small Bag

$251.00

The Malte Small Bag is a crossbody bag that features a fixed-length strap with a knotted detail as well as a matching knotted zip puller. The strap can be removed to convert to a clutch. This bag also has an external zip closure, and internal zip pocket and patch pocket. Crafted from soft remnant sheep leather, the style comes in three neutral colourways.

Fair Trade

Environmentally Produced

Regulated Factory

Details

Small crossbody bag
Fixed-length strap with knot detail
Matching knotted zip puller
Strap can be detached for use as a clutch
External zip closure
Internal zip pocket
Patch pocket
Remnant sheep leather
Three neutral colourways
Note, the INK colour is a very dark Navy

Main: 100% Sheep Leather
Lining: 100% Cotton
Strap: 100% Sheep Leather
Hardware: Zinc

This style is made from remnant leather. Our remnant program utilises existing leather stocks that our manufacturers have on hand, from our production as well as from other brands. This prevents it from going to waste.

Leather is a natural material made from animal hides that have been preserved and softened through a tanning process. We select our leathers based on their individual properties and the intended application.

Leather lasts a long time, ages well and is easy to care for and repair. Leather will develop patina over time and gets better with age.

The leather used on this style was sourced from a Leather Working Group (LWG) audited and rated tannery. LWG aims to improve the environmental impact of the leather industry by assessing and certifying leather manufacturers. The audit protocol covers energy use, waste, water use and chemicals, as well as traceability.

B.N. Enterprises, located in Delhi, India, has been a long-term supplier of ELK, starting with a small collection in 2013. They are a family business, founded in 1991, and are now one of our main suppliers of leather goods. To facilitate better understanding and insight into our product manufacturing and responsible sourcing, we have engaged the services of a local representative who can coordinate with the B.N. team on-ground.

All products made by BN meet European REACH standards for chemical safety.

BN is a member of both Sedex and BSCI, and the factory undergoes regular social compliance audits.

Why We Love The Malte Small Bag

Elevated Basics

A style that won’t fall out of favour. For that sophisticated yet effortless look.

Environmentally Produced

Materials made with less water, less waste, less pollution.

Modern Classic

One perfectly updated staple is all you need to make a great outfit. Modern Classic pieces work from day to night.

Elk

About The Brand

A pioneer of independent, Australian design, ELK was established in 2004 by Marnie Goding and Adam Koniaras in Melbourne, Australia. Leading with a philosophy of conscious fashion, the business was founded on a belief in creativity, innovation and authentic design, contemporary fashion and independent, ethically made products. These values have created a brand of enduring value.

To responsibly create product with enduring value through a thoughtful, intelligent design philosophy, crafted with an artisanal aesthetic. To lead a conscious business supporting traditional trades and a circular economy that operates ethically and transparently, in safe, fair and inclusive workplaces. To minimise our environmental footprint and create a positive impact on our local and global communities.

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