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Pink Ombre Crocodile Zip Around Tote

Nancy Gonzalez and her son, Santiago, take similar pains to handcraft exceptional accessories from rare leathers, such as crocodile, which they source exclusively from farms, selecting only the softer, suppler, blemish-free skin of the animal's belly. To achieve the rich color and luster of the Santiago Gonzalez wallet and Dopp kit, a mix of natural vegetable and mineral dyes is applied by hand in layers. After carrying out the staining process, craftsmen producing the Nancy Gonzalez handbag further enrich the appearance of the leather by rubbing it with a smooth agate stone to reveal layers of color.