SAGE Waxed Canvas Cosmetic Bag
Newton Supply Co
Austin Tx Maker
13.5" wide, 7.75" tall, 3" deep with an 11" zipper
Use this bag for carrying travel toiletries, or as a cute yet durable clutch. Perfect to carry on its own. White/brass zip with a natural veg-tan leather pull and easy-care waterproof nylon cordura lining.
Our canvas is hand-waxed in Houston with local filtered beeswax, and then sun baked to allow the wax to penetrate the fabric. Waxed canvas is water resistant yet still breathable, and over time develops a rich character similar to leather.
Waxed canvas was originally used by sailors in the 19th century because of its water resistance and durability, and still loved today for those reasons. We love it because it truly does get better with use, and we want our bags to withstand whatever adventures life may bring you.
Most stains can be removed with cold water using a rag, sponge, brush or your hands. For stubborn stains, a mild soap (such as castille soap, dish soap, or canvas cleaner) can be used - but do not use harsh detergents, as this may degrade the waxed coating.
If you find your waxed canvas shows water spots after bring in the rain or exposed to water, simply apply a little heat with a hair dryer to reset the wax and even out the tone.
The waxed coating may wear thin over time, and can be re-waxed if desired. We recommend Otter Wax or Martinex Wax.
About our leather:
We use natural veg-tanned leather, which will soften with age and darken to a caramel brown. This is sealed with a natural beeswax for protection against stains. We recommend using a leather-specific cleaner if needed, and if desired, a coat of wax may be reapplied.
Get to Know the Austin Maker: Newton Supply Co
We are makers. We are inspired by the long and winding path that starts with raw materials and ends with a quality good. We believe that knowing where your products come from will bring greater meaning to them, and we value heirloom goods over fast fashion.
Our bags are produced in Austin, Texas with high quality, durable materials (locally sourced when possible.) Our waxed canvas is hand-waxed in Houston with local beeswax, and our printed canvas is screen printed in San Antonio and Austin.
We have partnered with Open Arms, a division of the Austin-based Multicultural Refugee Coalition, to help with production of some of our items. Open Arms empowers refugee women by providing living wage employment, and we encourage you to learn more by visiting their site.