• Rylie Cooke

clutch made factory on the art of the tote



The trend of the season is all about the tote bag in any form or style. The tote bag is a staple piece in any well equiped wardrobe, but this season the runway has brought back the iconic bag...with a twist. From transparent, oversized and athleisure-aethetic totes to the original leather staple, the craft of the tote bag has never been more at the fore-front of fashion.


As trends come and go we often forget the craftsmanship and authenticity that each designer brings to the runway with their bag designs.

The team at Clutch Made believes that craftsmanship should be in the foreground of any good manufacturer or fashion house, that's why the new collection Tory Burch tote bags have us jumping out of our seats!


All American made crafters like J.W Hulme and Shana Luther are using the classic tote shape, and moderinising it for the working woman. The tote truly is a popular item to design.


These local designers are the epitome of American made. Making in the U.S.A each crafts their collections with the American 'cool-girl' style and expertise of traditional making. Paying homage to this American way of making, eye for quality and detail sets them apart from other manufacturers, especially in such a saturated market.


Texture upon texture, the new trend of making seems to be that of incorporating authenticity with handcrafted expertise.

The team at Clutch Made loves how the spotlight is on designers and manufacturers to produce beautiful, luxury items, crafted the traditional way. That is a value and way of making that Clutch Made will always enforce and pursue.