I love nothing more than a bag. I have bags in every single shape, size and brand you can imagine. This stems from my childhood where my mother tells me I carried everything I could with me. That has not changed much into adulthood. Even if I may not use something, I carry things with me "just in case." Winter Session is an incredible company based in Denver Colorado. A group of friends in Chicago, IL
began sewing bags and aprons as a way to explore new creative ideas and channel their past experiences in art, design and architecture. What began as a side project gathered momentum as they forayed into leatherwork, acquired heavier sewing machines, and brought on friends and acquaintances to help with production. In early 2013, Winter Session left Chicago to establish a new home base in Denver, CO.Our ongoing mission is to design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner. Operating on a flexible scale, we combine traditional methods and innovative technology to find a balance between utilitarian function, durability and aesthetic appeal. We work hard to create affordable, high quality products meant to last. As for the story behind the name Winter Session...you'll have to ask us in person sometime
Winter Session bags are a dream for someone like me: a hard-working mama. They are sturdy and will last forever, and better yet, the look so good!
I was sent the Medium Zip Bag in Cobalt to review. I immediately switched and made it my cosmetic bag of choice. It is gorgeous in person and tough does not even begin to describe it.
It's made from a sturdy 20 oz water-resistant cotton canvas (as opposed to waxed canvas). You can spot clean the bag with warm water and mild soap. You can also submerge the bag (leather loop and all) in warm water. Then let air-dry. The leather will stay nice and supple with daily use (the oils from your hands will keep it in tip-top condition). It will also darken over time.
The Zip Bags are constructed start to finish in the Winter Session workshop in Denver. They are a small team of 6 people. The Bag is made on an industrial sewing machine and finished with a solid brass YKK zipper. The leather zipper pull is made from vegetable-tanned leather (from a tannery in St. Louis) that is die-cut, oiled, stamped with their logo, and fixed onto the zipper with a solid brass rivet.
For someone like me who cannot do delicate anything (I am like a bull in a china shop), this bag is a dream. I also have my eye on some other Winter Session pieces of art (including this Garrison Bag).
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