The new Grappa Lane online store has launched, featuring our signature tote collection, handmade by a family shop in Springs, New York. The totes are ultra-durable, with leather handles, hand-hammered copper rivets, and large interior pocket. I use my black flood-print carryall to tote laptop and books, a change of shoes, extra sweater, scarf, etc., from farm to city, or as a weekender, a gear bag for cameras and riding stuff, or to take an armful of apples to the horses. I love the beautifully handcrafted feel—and the more broken in it gets, the cooler it looks.
The Waxed Canvas Tote, water repellent and a great everyday size:
For the chilly season, we’ve chosen a selection of fair-trade alpaca capes, ponchos, and blankets crafted by Andean artisans. We donate a portion of the proceeds back to the villages in Ecuador, to fund community centers, healthcare and education. All of our alpaca is machine washable. I love the vividly colored blankets and soft earth-tone capes.
The alpaca blanket:
Alpaca cape with hand-crocheted trim (also in black and grey):
Come check out the store! Shop the full collection here.