This year, we are adding to the Bleu de Chauffe collection with a range of lightweight coated canvas bags in cumin or khaki, with designs that are as attractive and sturdy as they are lightweight and waterproof.
Some of them are Bleu de Chauffe classics, traditionally made from leather and non-waxed canvas and now available in our new waxed canvas. Others are new models, available exclusively in coated canvas.
Zéphir is our new travel bag for men and women, available exclusively in our new coated canvas. It is the lightest of our travel bags. With a 35-liter capacity, it is perfect for a weekend away or a short trip, or even for your sports kit.
It has a zipped pocket on the outside for your cellphone, keys, or wallet, and a leather strip on the opposite side that fits over the telescopic handle of a luggage trolley.
Like all Bleu de Chauffe bags, the inner compartments are modular: the ‘Snap’ concept allows you to add pockets to store your laptop, tablet, or other equipment.
Zinnia is the new tote from Bleu de Chauffe. It comes exclusively in our new canvas – a supple, strong material which is ideal for a large tote (35L).
The handles, made from leather tanned using vegetable agents (like all Bleu de Chauffe leather), can be adjusted so that you can carry your Zinnia in the hand or over the shoulder.
Our two most popular leather business bags, Zeppo and Report, are now also available in our new coated canvas. This lightweight canvas with its unique look is the ideal material for a range of lighter business bags.
The new version of the Zeppo laptop bag has kept its leather flap, as well as the lateral leather strip that gives this bag its elegant look, but the rest of the bag is now made from coated canvas (apart from the handles, the shoulder strap, and the leather strip designed to fit a trolley handle). This makes it 30% lighter than the classic all-leather Zeppo.
It has the outside pocket and all the compartments of the leather Zeppo, including the felt-lined laptop sleeve made to fit a 13-inch computer (compatible with the 14-inch MacBook Pro). The Zeppo has a 14L capacity.
The new Report in in coated canvas is twice as light as the all-leather version, although it has kept its leather handles, as well as the shoulder strap and the external strip designed to fit a trolley handle.
The inner compartments include a felt-lined sleeve for laptops and tablets up to 15 inches (will fit a 16-inch MacBook Pro). The Report has a capacity of 19L.
Strength, water resistance, resilience: the perfect qualities for a fisherman’s bag. This is why our sought-after Musette, already available in several different kinds of leather and in organic cotton canvas, now also comes in coated canvas.
Like all of our Musettes, which take a fresh look at early 20th-century fishermen’s musettes, it has three external pockets: two under the flap and a patch pocket on the back of the bag. The Musette’s main compartment has a capacity of 7L, and with the three external pockets the bag’s total capacity is 12L.
Baston and Baskia, minimalist canvas satchels in ‘jeep’ which take inspiration from 20th-century American mailman bags, are now also available in our new coated canvas, for a unique look and total water resistance.
It has a zipped pocket on the back for your cellphone, keys, or wallet. The main compartment has a capacity of 15L. As with all our canvas bags, the details and shoulder strap are made from vegetable-tanned leather.
The Baskia satchel is a smaller version of the Baston; the main compartment has a capacity of 12L.
Our Zazou vanity case, already available in leather and ‘jeep’ canvas, now also comes in a more lightweight version in our new coated canvas. It has a capacity of 3.2L.
This new coated cotton canvas is made in Scotland by Halley Stevensons, specialists in waxed canvas since 1864. From the first canvas coated with linseed oil that they made for the sailing ships of the 19th century, to the hi-tech cotton canvas they manufacture today, Halley Stevensons have always been at the cutting edge of technical innovation, while staying true to the original spirit of the company: producing exceptional canvas that is super resistant, supple, waterproof, and that becomes more beautiful over the years.
We have chosen their 10:10 Wax C4 waxed canvas for our ‘Luggage Light’ collection – four times better waterproofing than their standard canvas. This canvas is not coated with oil, which makes it slightly dry to the touch. This lightweight, supple, strong material has a slightly ‘crazed’ look – a fine web of cracks that make it particularly stunning.
All our leather bags and all the leather components for our canvas bags are made from the finest European vegetable-tanned leather. Vegetable tanning, which uses agents from trees and plants (acacia, mimosa, chestnut), is much more ecologically-friendly than chrome tanning, which is widely used in the leather industry – despite the fact that it produces far more pollution. Vegetable tanning is a longer and more costly process, but apart from the benefit to the environment, leather tanned in this way develops a stunning natural patina over time.
Every Bleu de Chauffe bag is made by hand at our workshop in the Aveyron region, in the south west of France. Each bag is a unique item made from start to finish by a single artisan, whose signature you will find on the inside of the bag.