Seven Hills: Massie Tote
The Massie pays homage to an elegantly worn, decades old tote carried by Lynchburg artist and McKinnon and Harris co-founder, Anne Massie. We've admired this multi-purpose carry all for years and couldn't help but to showcase such a compelling example of classic style and relaxed sophistication.
On this version, large, unbroken panels of leather create a near bottomless bag though its simple straps and minimalist style keep things light and easy to carry. In the spirit of its predecessor, this is a bag that will only get more beautiful over time.
The Seven Hills Collection:
The story begins in Lynchburg, Virginia, known as the City of Seven Hills. Every hide in this collection was sourced from small farms that, like Moore & Giles, have called Virginia home for decades. Moore & Giles partnered with Seven Hills abattoir, a local processor who provides premium beef to restaurants throughout Virginia, to reimagine their byproduct as an unrealized asset. Originally destined for a landfill, the hides were instead transported to St. Louis, where they were transformed into leather by Hermann Oak Leather in the same vats and vegetable tannage used to tan the harnesses supplied to westward-moving wagon trains starting in 1881.
15.75"W x 14"H x 7.75"D
Weight: 2.8 lbs