The MANGO tote bag is the showcase of one of our favorite explorations of ancestral biotechnology composed of Paiche amazon fish, vegetable-tanned leather, and a mix of bovine upcycled leather, carefully sourced and processed. The MANGO tote is a beautiful creation made by different hands and efforts. Has a classical style that is comfortable and unique. It is closed by 2 subtle magnets, and on the inside has 2 pockets. Lining 100% cotton.
100% Paiche Amazon Fish Leather 100% Cotton Lining
Every day, the fishing industry generates vast quantities of waste in the form of viscera and scales; quite often, these “by-products” are disposed of in a manner harmful to the local environment. SAKE has partnered with Amazonian fishing communities to find a second life for fish skins that would otherwise return to waterways as pollutants.
The paiche fish (also called arapaima or pirarucu), is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. As a staple of the Amazonian diet, its thick, leathery skin is in abundant supply. Paiche “leather” is tough with a distinctive and elegant texture. After years of laboratory-based research and development, SAKE has developed a Paiche leather that is tanned and dyed without petroleum, sulfides, chrome, or any other carcinogenic materials. To this day, we continue our laboratory testing to provide Paiche leather accessories in a greater variety of textures and plant-derived colors.
Cares: Regular dusting and a simple wipe with a damp cloth from time to time will certainly suffice. Leather will benefit from a soft leather cream to nourish, hydrate and preserve its supple qualities. Gentle creams and conditioners may also be used to remove light scratches.