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100% traceable luxury leather handbags and wallets crafted from ethically shepherded flocks. Made only in the USA.
100% traceable luxury leather handbags and wallets crafted from ethically shepherded flocks. Made only in the USA.
78 backers pledged $22,512 to help bring this project to life.

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CGC's full grain, vegetable-tanned leather comes directly from lambs that are shepherded ethically on pasture, then tanned and manufactured in small batches in the U.S. 

OUR STORY 

Climate-Benefiting Luxury Handbags and Wallets. 

Certified Animal Welfare Approved Leather CGC works closely with A Greener World’s Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) program to achieve our animal welfare goals. It’s the highest animal welfare standard available, and we’re proud to say that our leather is among the first to be certified.

Because Soil Matters

The soil is vital to the health of the Earth. That’s why CGC works closely with shepherds to provide education on regenerative farming. By performing soil analyses on our farms, we’re able to ensure that nutrients are cycled back to build soil organic matter. Improving the soil allows our pastures to naturally capture atmospheric carbon and put it back into the soil where it belongs. In short, our leather helps to balance our carbon cycle and ultimately, heal the Earth.

Making Positive Change, Locally 

 Part of our motivation comes from making a difference locally. By creating a regenerative business, we’re able to effectively elicit positive change locally. We only purchase from regional farmers and U.S. factories, thus doing our part to help shrink the wage gap.

the MEG in Olive in full leather
the MEG in Olive in full leather

Dimensions 
- Bag: 10 1/4" (L) x 5" (W) x 11 1/4" (H)
- Strap: 18 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide
- Flat top should strap with an 11" drop

Details
- Available in caramel, olive, and espresso 
- Available in full leather or leather and suede
- 2 interior pockets for phone and small items
- Interior zipper pocket  
- Organic cotton lining 
- Metal feet
- YKK Excella zipper

the MEG in Espresso with leather front/back and suede side panels
the MEG in Espresso with leather front/back and suede side panels
     

 The Beauty Of Our Leather 

CGC has partnered with an experienced family-owned artisan tannery in the US that prides itself on preserving tradition and history. In this era of mass production, artisanal methods of tanning are rare and our tannery uses old world techniques.

Our leather is beautiful, soft and natural and will develop a rich patina over time.
Our leather is beautiful, soft and natural and will develop a rich patina over time.

 Full-grain leather means that the surface has not been buffed or sanded to remove "imperfections". This allows the leather to retain its natural grain, freckles, and scars. These natural imperfections of the leather make our bags beautiful and unique.

Wallet in Olive with White Stitching
Wallet in Olive with White Stitching

 It is also the best quality and the most durable leather available. It is often seen as the most authentic type of leather because it maintains all of the texture from the original lamb hide. Each leather piece will truly be one-of-a-kind.

Our leather is dyed natural, earthy colors using a technique called aniline dying. Aniline leather is dyed with soluble dyes that don’t cover up the surface of the skin. 

This handcrafted technique makes aniline leather one of the most precious finishes for leather. In addition, we put a thin protective coating on the leather to protect it from damage. However, over time natural oils will replace the wax and a unique and beautiful patina will develop that will make the leather more durable.

 Our U.S. handbag factory is family-owned, as well, and supplies some of the top luxury brands in the world. You’ll see the high-quality craftsmanship in the clean finished edges and the precision in every detail.

CGC's focus is on utilizing the whole animal and leveraging regenerative business to heal our soil.
CGC's focus is on utilizing the whole animal and leveraging regenerative business to heal our soil.

Thanks to a closed-loop production process, your CGC leather handbag is traceable all the way back to the farm, connecting you to the soil.

Certified Animal Welfare Approved Leather
Certified Animal Welfare Approved Leather

We combined our regenerative farming expertise with amazing artisan’s to make the most beautiful handbags you’ve ever seen and the most sustainable handbag you’ll ever wear.  

  
Small Leather Goods Collection
Small Leather Goods Collection

 Bifold Wallets

Bifold in Espresso with Espresso stitching
Bifold in Espresso with Espresso stitching
Wallet in Olive with White Stitching
Wallet in Olive with White Stitching

Dimensions
- 4 1/8" (L) x 3" (W) x 1/4" (H)

Details 
- Available in caramel, olive, and espresso
- Stitching available in white, caramel, olive and espresso 
- 6 interior pockets for cards- top money slot for cash
- Leather and suede interior 

 Card Holder

Card Holder in Olive with Olive stitching
Card Holder in Olive with Olive stitching
Backside in Olive with Olive Stitching
Backside in Olive with Olive Stitching

Dimensions
- 4" (L) x 2 1/2" (W)

Details
- Available in caramel, olive, and espresso
- Stitching available in white, caramel, olive, and espresso
- 4 pockets for cards and cash
- Leather and suede sides

 Keychains

Keychain in Olive with Nickel Hardware
Keychain in Olive with Nickel Hardware
Keychain in Caramel with Brass Hardware
Keychain in Caramel with Brass Hardware

Dimensions

- 3 7/8"(L) x 1" (W) 

Details
- Available in caramel, olive, and espresso
- Stitching available in white, caramel, olive, and espresso
- Brass or Nickle key ring and bolt
- Full leather

Funding our Project

The Farm-to-fashion revolution is only as strong as the people behind it. That’s where you come in. CGC handbags aren’t possible without backers like you. We’re looking to create a truly regenerative business model that pays farmers premiums, through our revenue-sharing program, for high animal welfare and ecological standards and we need your help to do so. 

With your backing, we’ll be able to begin tanning and manufacturing the first batch of completely traceable leather handbags, and in a few months, we’ll have them delivered directly to you. 

Pioneering Regenerative Business
Pioneering Regenerative Business

Conscious fashion is changing the clothing industry. By purchasing, gifting or supporting CGC’s leather handbags, you, too, can help grow the climate-benefiting fashion revolution.

                                        
       

Risks and challenges

Thankfully, we have been envisioning this dream for a few years, so while we were conducting all of the research and development for our leather goods, we were also curing all of our hides from our food business.

We have successfully saved more than enough hides to satisfy our Kickstarter demand. This gives us a foot up because we own most of the materials needed to manufacture our leather goods.

Once our Kickstarter closes we will send the cured skins to our tannery and then off to the factory.

Like in all manufacturing, there is a risk that production takes longer than expected, which would cause the delivery of our handbags and leather goods to be delayed.

In order to alleviate delivery delays, we have built strong relationships with our tannery and factory. We have chosen very professional and organized companies that have demonstrated good and open communication with us over the past 2.5 years. We trust them to help us coordinate timelines as accurately as possible and we've added some buffers to our lead times, just in case.

Duty/VAT charges: If you live outside of the US, you will be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges.
Customs: Some countries are known for being very slow with customs, and you probably know if you live in one. We're sorry that we can't put a magic stamp on our packages to help them get through faster.

We'll update you frequently on our progress, and if there are any blips along the way, we'll let you know!

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    GET 1 KEYCHAIN, 1 CARD HOLDER, 1 WALLET. Choose any color leather, color thread, and hardware.

    *If you want more than one Small Leather Goods Collection, multiply the number you want by $195 and pledge that amount.

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: GET 1 KEY CHAIN, 1 CARDHOLDER, 1 WALLET. Choose any color leather, color thread, and hardware.
    (Save $85 Off Retail.)

    *If you want more than one small leather collection, multiply the number you want by $248 and pledge that amount.

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    A very super deal for our very early supporters. $175 off retail! Grab this deal before it's gone for good!

    GET 1 the MEG. Choose any color leather, and either solid leather or leather and suede.

    *If you want more than one bag, multiply the number you want by $274 and pledge that amount.

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    *If you want more than one MEG, multiply the number you want by $299 and pledge that amount.

    + Be added to our CGC mailing list to have first access to new colors and styles!

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    *If you want more than one of this collection, multiply the number you want by $432 and pledge that amount.

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Funding period

- (35 days)