This brand new Laptop Bag design of ours is made from a 100% South African Diesel Toffee Cow Leather. Our Diesel Leather is buffed, coated in oil and then burned through an ironing press to achieve the effect. Once in use, the oil disperses into the hide, softening the leather from the inside out. This creates a 2 tone distress appearance with a soft velvet touch. The interior of our Laptop Bag is lined with an original South African Shweshwe fabric for your laptop’s comfort and style. This Laptop Bag comes with a divider inside to separate your laptop from cables and other accessories, fitted with a quality YKK metal zip, antique brass fittings and an adjustable strap. Our Laptop Bag with it’s simplistic design, gives you that clean, slim fit look with plenty of space for the necessary items, while on the go. All NAVA Apparel bags are handmade by local South African craftswomen.
Shweshwe is a printed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterised by intricate geometric patterns. Due to its popularity, shweshwe has been described as the denim or tartan of South Africa. Shweshwe is traditionally used to make dresses, skirts, aprons and wraparound clothing. Shweshwe clothing is traditionally worn by newly married Xhosa women, known as makoti, and married Sotho women. Xhosa women have also incorporated the fabric into their traditional ochre-coloured blanket clothing. Aside from traditional wear, shweshwe is used in contemporary South African fashion design for women and men from all ethnic groups, as well as for making accessories and upholstery. It is also used in the United States as a quilting fabric.