- organic cotton
- made in Britain
- weather proof
Named after the closest thing we have to a city in our dale, this bag is the perfect everyday urban companion.
Handcrafted in the UK by our master bag maker Amy and guaranteed for life.
We feel responsible for everything we put out into the world. To make sure we keep our impact as low as possible we only make 25 bags a week.
Our hardwearing, weatherproof, GOTS certified organic dry-waxed cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton. It also uses zero toxic chemicals in its production.
This bag is almost plastic-free (we use a recycled polyester thread)
Our bags are made to last a lifetime, but we get that not everyone wants to keep something that long.
To avoid your bag ending up in the back of the closet, or worse, the bin, we will take your bag back in exchange for BearMade credit (10% of the bags original value).
We will then recycle the parts from that bag and make it into something new.
get a free sample
get a free sample
Sometimes you need to feel the quality and see the colours in person. Click here to get a free sample of our organic cotton fabric.
who cares wins
Whilst we love making great bags, we think there is a lot more we can do with our platform and profits. So we started The Wildish Club. A movement that brings awesome people together to do interesting stuff outdoors.
free shipping & returns
We offer free standard shipping & returns on all UK orders over £100 and all our packaging is reusable, recycled and/or biodegradable. International shipping is calculated at checkout.
one less thing to worry about
Accidents happen and even the best materials can fail. To give you peace of mind, all our products are guaranteed to last.
notes from the designer
We feel personally responsible for the things we put out into the world and believe business should be a force for good.
to keep our impact low we:
→ Only make 25 bags a week
→ Will repair your bag for life
→ Will recycle your bag at the end of its life
→ Carbon offset all that we make and do. We plant trees locally (we actually plant
them) and in places where they will have a big impact with the help of Ecologi.
fair & honest pricing
After all costs this bag leaves us with a margin of £37. That margin goes into:
→ Carbon offsetting
→ Running The Wildish Club
→ Good coffee
→ General running costs
We take our environmental responsibility seriously. For each of these bags sold there will be:
3 trees planted + 10kg CO2e offset
Do you really only make 25 bags a week?
We sure do! 25 bags is our maximum capacity and we have no interest in making more than that. It means we can take great care over every detail in all stages of production.
Think 25 bags sounds like a lot? It's not. Rolls Royce actually make over 60 cars per week.
What can I fit in this bag?
This is a hard question to answer as so many things are different shapes and sizes. However, for city use we typically take a 16" or 14" laptop and/or tablet, a large pair of headphones, a magazine, a book/notebook a jumper, a jacket and a bottle of water. There's also enough space for your gym kit or a full change of clothes if you cycle to work.
Are your bags waterproof?
Our bags are not totally waterproof, very few are. But they are pretty damn close. We spent an hour throwing them around in a waterfall and water only got in when we forgot to roll the top down....
Can I customise this bag?
Sometimes we can, sometimes we can't. It depends on the product. If you want to know more, send us an email and let us know what product you would like to personalise, along with what sort of personalisation you would like.
don't just take our word for it
We've been featured in some of the worlds best publications and have awesome customers who leave us reviews like the ones below.
I am a recent convert to Tote bags, got a bit fed up with bags for life that had the lifespan of a butterfly so the Pateley looked appealing. I like the usual carrying options but you can use it like a backpack as well, it also has the stud to keep it together and a useful internal pocket, a versatile bag i would be tempted to take it on holiday. Plus it will probably outlast me, a fine product and the usual excellent quality and service from Bearmade, buy one and support a great little company.
I’ve been eyeing this up for ages. Now I’ve got one I couldn’t be without it. Capacious, easy to carry. I take it everywhere. It’s beautifully made, and much admired. I like that’ll convert from a shoulder bag to a backpack.
The Pateley Tote is well designed and is a quality product. A good example of you get what you pay for. Friendly service.
Sturdy, extremely well made and designed The different carrying options - short handles, long handlles/over shoulder and as a back pack are particularly well conceived and useful. Highly recommended!
Brilliant tote bag. Particularly clever design enabling backpack-style carrying if you’ve accidentally done too much shopping. Extremely well made - will probably outlast me and I’m a youthful 39. Fashionable too, so I can get away with pretending I’m a youthful 29. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for and more!