RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK - LOST LITTLE ONE
RIVERS BACKPACK

RIVERS BACKPACK

Regular price $243.00

Rivers backpack is now on sale via our Lost Little One Slow Sale. The Rivers backpacks are expected to arrive on the 30th November 2019. Please see our Slow Sale collection page for more details about what our Slow Sale is all about.  

RRP $270 

Slow Sale $243 ~ can be used in conjunction with any other special offer

The Rivers backpack is stylish and practical. This bag has a pocket at the front and a zipped compartment inside. The Rivers is suede lined and comfortably fits a 15" laptop. With adjustable straps, a fold over top and magnetic closure for extra protection. The Rivers is our favourite travel backpack, which gains a beautiful patina and softens with every use. 

L 33cm  H 54cm (unfolded) 43cm (folded)  11cm

Ethically handmade in Morocco using 100% premium vegetable tanned goats leather.  

Please familiarise yourself with our leather care instructions for how to best care for your Lost Little One vegetable tanned leather bag.

Lost Little One started with the flip of a coin and an impulsive adventure into lands unexplored. In 2016 our Melbourne-based founder Dominique wound up by chance in Morocco, a melting pot of cultures, the confluence of east and west. Its energetic chaos and old-world charm were irresistible, and Dom fell in love.

Marrakech Morocco Lost Little One

Buried deep in Marrakech’s maze-like Medina is a tannery, and it was here that Lost Little One was born. Dom works with local artisans to design and handcraft beautiful unisex bags using only vegetable tanned leather. Challenging language barriers were overcome by a mutual ambition to share the heady delights of Morocco with the world. 

Naturally evolving and ethically conscious, the label is slow fashion in motion: we know exactly where, how and by whom each bag was crafted. Each piece is authentic and created with love. Our minimalistic yet functional designs are an homage to our favourite places on earth. Utilising traditional techniques and contemporary designs, Lost Little One is a true fusion of Moroccan culture and Melbourne style.

Girl is on fence watching sunset in Aussie outback

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Behind The Brand

Lost Little One is powered and inspired by human connection. There’s a close-knit but globally-spread community involved in its inception, refinement and evolution. It’s about time we introduce ourselves.

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Behind the Brand Lost Little One ethically handmade leather bags and accessories

Ethically Made

Here at Lost Little One, we refer to our products as being ‘ethically handmade’. But what does ethically made mean to us? We believe in a path less travelled and pride ourselves on being the perfect fusion of Melbourne style and Moroccan culture. Our leather is ethically sourced from the local tannery in Marrakech.

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What makes Lost Little One ethically made

Why is Lost Little One Made in Morocco?

Combining my love for travel and my creative side just made sense.

Having the opportunity to live and work in Morocco has been a great adventure so far. Lost Little One is naturally evolving and slow fashion in motion: we know exactly where, how and by whom each bag was crafted. Supporting local artisans and the ancient technique of vegetable tanning leather.

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Why is Lost Little One made in Morocco

Meet The Makers

It is of the upmost importance, that we are supporting the local trade in Morocco.  You may have heard the name Abdussamed mentioned from time to time. This is our very first artisan and the man who helped to bring Lost Little One to life.  A father of four and a leather worker for more than 20 years. I chose to work one on one with Abdu in Morocco after meeting him on my second trip to Marrakech.

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Meet the Makers of Lost Little One's ethically handmade leather bags and accessories

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Here at Lost Little One, we refer to our products as being ‘ethically made’.
boy and girl sit on waters edge with leather bags
But what does ethically made mean to us?
We believe in a path less travelled and pride ourselves on being the perfect fusion of Melbourne style and Moroccan culture. Our leather is ethically sourced from the local tannery in Marrakech. A place that holds true historic value to this colourful and vibrant city. Using ancient methods practised for over 800 years, the leather tanners and local artisans, work together to produce high quality Moroccan products using only natural resources. By sourcing our leather from this tannery, we can ensure that we are minimising our impact on the environment and receiving only the highest calibre, chemical-free, vegetable-dyed leather. We are also proudly playing a small part in sustaining this amazing traditional Moroccan craft. 

Moroccan Artisan working on Lost Little One designs in Marrakech Morocco

It is of the upmost importance, that we are supporting the local trade in Morocco as well as independent small businesses in Melbourne. I choose to work with small companies nestled deep in the Marrakech Medina, by doing so we can be certain that our business is directly benefiting local Moroccan people. 

Moroccan leather artisans working in Marrakech

Using the same approach here in Melbourne, I only join forces with small, independent, local businesses to turn my vision into a reality. 

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Meet the Makers- Meet the artisans behind Lost Little One
What is vegetable tanned leather?- The ancient craft of vegetable tanning leather

Lost Little One bags are ethically handmade in Morocco using 100% vegetable-tanned Moroccan goats leather. We opted for this type of leather because of its soft yet durable properties. We also occasionally use vegetable tanned cowhides, this type of hide is much thicker and great for our more structured designs. Our bags are sourced and produced in Marrakech, Morocco.  The leather is handpicked from the local tannery located inside the Medina, where it has been treated using ancient and traditional Moroccan tanning methods. Because of this natural process all leather used on Lost Little One bags is unique. Some of the leather may have natural markings and character, this is not a fault, it shows the natural quality of hand worked leather.

Caring for your leather is a personal preference, depending on how you want your bag to look today and in 10 years’ time. The beauty of vegetable-tanned leather is that it changes with time and use. You can mould and move these bags in your hands to speed up the ageing process and help create creases and lines which gives the leather character, making it your own. 

Just like our skin, what you do to your leather bag will determine how it looks and ages.

Moroccan leather artisan creating Lost Little One handmade bags

We suggest that you keep your bag clean by wiping it down with a clean dry cloth to remove any buildup of dust and dirt and giving it a deep clean with a leather cleaner every few months and tending to any stains immediately. 

Just like our skin, your new leather bag can begin to look dry and dull with time. To give it a boost of moisture and shine, apply a leather conditioner every few months. We love Dr. Martens Balsam, use this to protect it against water stains, as a conditioner when dry or to soften and speed up the ageing process.

Although leather is designed for the elements, maintaining the shape of your bag and the condition of the leather will be determined by how you treat it. To further protect your bag use Dr Martens Balsam or a leather care product of your choice before the first use. Especially the lighter leather tones as they are more susceptible to stains. However we suggest that you test a small inconspicuous area first as this process can slightly darken the colour of your bag. Be aware that unwashed or dark denim may rub off and stain lighter shades of vegetable-tanned leather. 

We suggest that you avoid all contact with water, however in the case that your bag does get wet, do NOT use a hairdryer or any hot air tools to dry it. This will cause the skin to dry out and wrinkle. Deal with any water spills by simply allowing the bag to dry naturally. Never leave your bag laying in the sun or exposed to the elements. Please note that colour leakage onto light garments may occur if your bag becomes wet. However because of the plant based nature of our dyes, all runoff is entirely organic and easily removed. 

Vegetable-tanned leather is made to last and to get better with age. Colour fading or darkening, marking and stretching as a result of regular usage, all add to the character of your bag, they are not considered a fault. The colour of your bag may vary on arrival, due to the nature of vegetable tanning process the colours are not uniform. We ask you use our online images as a reference only as each skin is different, with unique markings and colour variances, these characteristics show the natural quality of hand worked leather. 

Lost Little One bag's are suede lined for a soft touch, if your lining becomes dirty see your local dry cleaner for professional advice. 

Our warranty covers fault in workmanship or material within 12 months of purchase. If in the unlikely event this is the case, we will replace or repair your product at our discretion.

Please note that the 'earthy' smell is a characteristic of genuine vegetable tanned leather and is not considered a fault. The smell will diminish to be completely unnoticeable with time and use. DO NOT spray with perfume. 

This warranty does not cover a leather product that has been damaged by accident, neglect, normal wear and tear or other factors not due to defects in materials or workmanship.

Customer Reviews

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Love my Rivers backpack!

Can you actually be in love with a bag? Yes you can! I purchased my Rivers backpack to travel to NY with and it’s been amazing. So comfortable to wear, holds heaps and I feel really safe knowing I can keep my phone and wallet in a zipped section hidden from sight in the back zipped pocket. Great size, leather is beautiful and I can’t wait for it to age and soften more over time. So good I’m considering getting a tan one also! Delivery was very quick too!

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Love love love

Love love love my Rivers Backpack. Very versatile.. fits heaps in it.. The leather is so soft & amazing.. Great for travelling or everyday use.. Could not recommend this backpack or this little company more..So very easy to deal with.. Will most certainly make another purchase..

J
J.
Beautiful bag

Totally in love with it. Great beautiful bag to use daily.

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E.F.
Love it! Want another one!

I love my new rivers backpack. Great design. I wanted something large enough to cope with long-haul travel. Perfect size for that little extra. Now I want another lost little one backpack in tan! Can’t decide between the coco or the millo...

J
J.C.
Rivers Backpack

I love this backpack. I am not normally a backpack user but this bag is great. The quality & colour is beautiful. The size is great for travel or everyday use. Cannot wait to add another Little Lost One to my new collection.

J
J.C.
Great bag, even better over time!

Had this bag for about half a year now, sturdy leather which has gotten softer after each photo mission I’ve taken it on, from sand to the forests, I’ve been able to rely on this bag to hold more than enough gear for a good adventure!!

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L.K.
In love with my Rivers backpack

After years of nappy bags I have purchased a beautiful Rivers backpack in vintage brown! Still allows me to secretly stash kids items without anyone knowing!! This is the type of bag that will get better and better with age due to the amazing supple leather!! My most favourite buy ever!!

G
G.J.
Rivers backpack

Loving my vintage brown Rivers backpack :D It's the perfect travel or everyday backpack - soft but sturdy so you can throw it around a bit and not worry too much. It becomes noticeably softer just after a couple of weeks. I had initially bought it for (motorbike) riding trips but I've used it every day since I got it lol! Getting the black one next :)))

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C.B.
Rivers Backpack

Absolutely love my new backpack. It has plenty of room to store everything and looks beautiful. Great quality. Love it!!

K
K.B.

So in love with my Rivers backpack! So soft, stylish and practical... Thanks you so much
Lost Little One... xx


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Customer Reviews

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Love my Rivers backpack!

Can you actually be in love with a bag? Yes you can! I purchased my Rivers backpack to travel to NY with and it’s been amazing. So comfortable to wear, holds heaps and I feel really safe knowing I can keep my phone and wallet in a zipped section hidden from sight in the back zipped pocket. Great size, leather is beautiful and I can’t wait for it to age and soften more over time. So good I’m considering getting a tan one also! Delivery was very quick too!

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K.
Love love love

Love love love my Rivers Backpack. Very versatile.. fits heaps in it.. The leather is so soft & amazing.. Great for travelling or everyday use.. Could not recommend this backpack or this little company more..So very easy to deal with.. Will most certainly make another purchase..

J
J.
Beautiful bag

Totally in love with it. Great beautiful bag to use daily.

E
E.F.
Love it! Want another one!

I love my new rivers backpack. Great design. I wanted something large enough to cope with long-haul travel. Perfect size for that little extra. Now I want another lost little one backpack in tan! Can’t decide between the coco or the millo...

J
J.C.
Rivers Backpack

I love this backpack. I am not normally a backpack user but this bag is great. The quality & colour is beautiful. The size is great for travel or everyday use. Cannot wait to add another Little Lost One to my new collection.

J
J.C.
Great bag, even better over time!

Had this bag for about half a year now, sturdy leather which has gotten softer after each photo mission I’ve taken it on, from sand to the forests, I’ve been able to rely on this bag to hold more than enough gear for a good adventure!!

L
L.K.
In love with my Rivers backpack

After years of nappy bags I have purchased a beautiful Rivers backpack in vintage brown! Still allows me to secretly stash kids items without anyone knowing!! This is the type of bag that will get better and better with age due to the amazing supple leather!! My most favourite buy ever!!

G
G.J.
Rivers backpack

Loving my vintage brown Rivers backpack :D It's the perfect travel or everyday backpack - soft but sturdy so you can throw it around a bit and not worry too much. It becomes noticeably softer just after a couple of weeks. I had initially bought it for (motorbike) riding trips but I've used it every day since I got it lol! Getting the black one next :)))

C
C.B.
Rivers Backpack

Absolutely love my new backpack. It has plenty of room to store everything and looks beautiful. Great quality. Love it!!

K
K.B.

So in love with my Rivers backpack! So soft, stylish and practical... Thanks you so much
Lost Little One... xx