In 2000 Mike Abelson, a bag designer, noticed that his wife Yuri, a graphic designer, was having difficulty carting around A4 size papers. He created an envelope-shaped case for her, with a button closure, and cloth and leather he happened to have on hand. That modest beginning led to the founding of Postalco now based in Tokyo. Postalco’s products are created to be used by anyone and made utilising Japanese skills and methods of the highest quality. What sets Postalco’s designs apart are their supreme utility and ineffable warmth blended with the beauty of understatement. About Pressed Cotton & Leather: The Cowhide used Is Tanned Using Vegetable Tannins From The Mimosa Tree. Vegetable Tanning Takes More Time But Does Not Use Toxic Compounds. Pressed cotton is a fabric made with the same machines used to make tent fabric. There is a light water resistant treatment. Cotton is a natural material so slubs and irregularity in the fibers are part of its character.