The Union Backpack is a handcrafted, waxed canvas backpack with a stylish square shape, a tablet / laptop pocket and leather straps. The unique, fold-over top design allows for extra space and the convenient front zipper pocket keeps your phone and other necessities conveniently at hand. The 2 inside pockets (1 large gusset pocket with zipper for table or notebook and 1 small zipper pocket for accessories) provide organization and storage space. The adjustable, Latigo leather straps give a secure and comfortable carry. Available in 4 colors and 2 lining colors.
This is an extremely durable bag, built for real life, everyday use. We use only high quality fabrics and heavy-duty thread with a high tensile strength.
Because our items are handcrafted for each individual order, they take time to complete. Orders are typically completed and shipped within 2-3 weeks
Custom orders and orders for multiple items may take longer.
All orders ship free (to the lower 48 states) via UPS Ground.
You will recieve an email with a tracking number once your order is on the way.
Questions? Contact us here.
All Cottonwood waxed canvas goods are made with Martexin Original Wax Waxed Canvas, produced in the US since 1930. Martexin Original Wax is a highly specialized textile that precludes normal cleaning. Just as you wouldn't wash a leather product such as shoes, gloves, or jackets, you won’t be able to wash or dry clean your Martexin Original Wax. Wax fabrics have been successfully used for many years without washing.
A periodic spot cleaning with a damp cloth is all that is needed. Over time, you may want to refinish your item. This can be done with Martexin Original Wax Refinishing Compound, available for purchase here.
You may notice a slight waxy feel to your new item. This is normal and will dissipate quickly.
The alternative to veg tanned is chrome-tanned leather. It often has its edges treated with acrylic varnish, causing it to crack, peel, and split after just a few years. In addition, the mineral chromium is a heavy metal and is quite toxic to the environment as well as to the people processing it.
Further benefits of veg tanned leather include:
Veg tanned leather will benefit from the occasional conditioning or moisturizing. Basic olive oil is an excellent leather moisturizer. Just rub it onto the leather, allow to soak in and then wipe off. You can also use a commercially available leather conditioner.