The original Jam Love Travel Tote is created from an original textile design inspired by British letterpress wood type in premium linen blend canvas wax coated to be water repellent. Two rolled tan leather top handles for carrying on arm or on shoulder and tan leather flap to front and bottom. Within the bag is a secure laptop/iPad clutch bag. Additionally, there are brass foot studs to protect the base of the tote. By using the leather flap, the bag transforms into a sleek facing design, with a security-conscious feature allowing the carrier to access the most-used items (travel card, purse, keys, mobile etc) from a zipped interior pocket (without having to open the whole bag). The handles have bridle leather on the outside and calf leather on the inside which, for a sturdy, robust, weight-carrying bag is an extremely important feature; strong enough with solid machine-stitching attaching them to the bag, yet crucially, not with the traditional piped lining inside that is far less comfortable when carried for longer periods. The engineering and careful stress testing of the Jam Love process is as much a part of the story as the bag design itself. Functional without cutting corners, simple styling without resorting to a monogrammed look. Bag comes with branded dustbag.
Made in England.
About Designer: Inspired by the unrivalled durability of bespoke menswear and the classic design of vintage motorcars and luxury watches, JAM LOVE combines the finest materials, including vegetable-tanned leather and heritage waxed canvas from Lake Como, Italy with the best of British craftsmanship. Creating an attractive, timeless and elegant item for a stylish individual at work or leisure.
Jia Ma, Founder and Creative Director of JAM LOVE completed her foundation at Central St Martins and gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Product Design & Development for the Fashion Industries from the London College of Fashion in 2002. She has lived & worked in Beijing, London, New York and Tokyo and has infused the brand and collection with the cosmopolitan aesthetic and design versatility acquired across diverse markets and global niches.