When Mandy and Laura Cobb’s dad used the phrase “tan your hide,” he meant it. Literally.
Thus, Tvachia handbags were born.
On a journey to find superior-quality leather, the Atlanta sisters recruited a factory and expert artisans in Calcutta. Together, they created two styles from drum-dyed leather using a natural process that makes the buttery-soft bags age like a fine wine.
Barhop with Melbourne, a classic pouch with detachable/adjustable strap for clutching or cross-body wear; globe-trot with Darjeeling, a roomy hobo named for the Indian city. The red, gray, black, and brown colors get richer over time.
A modest investment, the accessories have marvelous return: A portion of profits goes to Asha for Education, an Indian organization providing support to underprivileged children.
Father knows best.
Available at 3226, 3226 Roswell Road, Buckhead (404-869-8588); at tvachia.com, $165 and $298.
Photo: Courtesy of Tvachia