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Joshu+Vela is a San Francisco based leather goods manufacturer operating at the intersection between style and function. Each bag and accessory is manufactured in their San Francisco based studio using the best materials often American sourced.  Products are designed to be investment pieces which will last a lifetime acquiring character as they age and reflecting the life of the owner. Joshu+Vela products are the antithesis fo fast fashion seasonal pieces. Products are pared back to their bare essentials with a sharp focus on sourcing  and showcasing the best leathers, canvas and rivets possible. Attention is paid not just to the beauty of the raw materials but their durability. The luxury of having manufacturing and retail under one roof means the design team at Joshu+Vela can fine tune designs according to feedback received from customers quickly.


Some of the most popular products in the Joshu+Vela portfolio are;

Joshu+Vela Totes: Manufactured in a variety of sizes and materials, the Joshu+Vela totes are proper working functional bags from the zip utility tote for your laptop and commuting gear to the beach totes for your weekend trips to the beach. The standard totes are made with a durable cotton base with heavy US bridle leather straps while the more luxurious leather boat totes are made with a supple Horween Latigo Leather from Chicago with military spec steel hardware and solid copper rivets. 

Leather Boat Tote

Canvas Tote Bags

Joshu+Vela Duffles: These make great weekend or gym bags and are a perfect size for commuting in public transport or throwing in the footwell of your car. All unnecessary details have been stripped away leaving a minimal duffle bag which is both beautiful but functional. 

Duffle Gym Bag


Brass Key Hook: This is the epitome of a Joshu+Vela product. Start with a common everyday product: the key hook and rethink its design, stripping away all unnecessary details and focus on utility and then build with amazing natural materials, solid brass. The sculptural brass piece is formed for the hand with its natural curves and keeps your keys secure. Field-tested everyday for two years to make sure it never accidentally unhooks. 

Canvas Backpacks: The marquee product from Joshu+Vela: These backpacks are truly versatile and can be worn by students and business folks alike. A classic reinterpretation of the zip backpack with a minimal silhouette and beautiful leather straps. The all leather backpacks are a true work of art designed to turn eyes and have everyone asking where you bought your bag from. 

Black Leather Backpack

Travel Goods: Alongside its larger signature pieces, Joshu+Vela also produces some outstanding small leather goods include its classic dopp kit perfect for carrying your toiletries when travelling and made in the classic Joshu+Vela style of minimalism, functionality and durability.  The leather passport wallets are another beautiful product with pockets for all of your travel documents, credit cards and currency, and finished in luxurious natural vacchetta Leather  or US Veg Tan drum dyed English Bridle Leather