The Trust Tote

From: £415

We are thrilled to introduce the India Hicks + Tusting Trust Tote, a beautiful confluence of elegant design, luxury materials, expert craftsmanship and a huge dose of goodwill. Created to benefit the #changeagirlslife campaign founded by The Prince's Trust as part of the International Women's Day programme, £50 from the sale of each bag will be donated straight to the Trust.

Designed using a luxurious, British, 'Prince of Wales' checked wool and linen mix fabric and highlighted with the beautiful pale-stone tone of our Alabaster leather, this is a most elegant and sophisticated bag. Each bag is individually numbered in India's own handwriting and stamped with the #changeagirlslife hashtag also in India's handwriting. The exterior of the bag is marked only with the small red, stitched plus-sign logo exclusive to our India Hicks + Tusting pieces. Scroll down to read more about the Trust Tote.

£415

Personalise with Embossed Initials

Key Features

The Trust Tote has a full leather base which is reinforced by a lightweight board made from recycled leather to give the bag stand and shape. The British-milled Prince of Wales checked wool and linen mix body fabric is bonded to 100% cotton to reinforce it and the full leather handles are softly rolled and padded for ultimate comfort in the hand. Inside the bag, there is a full cotton lining, single main compartment and a generous zipped security pocket and two slip pockets to take care of phone, pens and other fast-access bits and bobs. The Trust Tote carries its little red, stitched cross low on one leather end band and its individual numeral in the interior logo patch.

L x H x D:   17 ½” x 11” x 6 ¼”
Handle drop: 12 cm
Approx weight: 0.6kg


Utility

About India Hicks

Designer, entrepreneur, author, former model and mother of five, India was born in London. Her father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last Viceroy of India, Earl Mountbatten. She has authored four design books and has had her hand in the design world for over two decades – from hotels to home collections.  India also launched a Podcast series – a look into the life of her extraordinary mother Lady Pamela – recording wonderfully intimate conversations between mother and daughter.

Having Lived in the Bahamas for the past 25 years, India partnered with the disaster relief agency ‘Global Empowerment Mission’ as an on the ground force, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. She also helped establish the Harbour Island Food Bank to provide sustained food security for those who lost their income as a result of the pandemic in The Bahamas. She continues her volunteering work for both organizations as well as being appointed as Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust

Read More About How The India Hicks + Tusting Project Came About Here

About the Tote…

The quintessentially British ‘Prince of Wales’ woven check is a nod to India’s godfather and founder of the Prince’s Trust, Prince Charles. The cloth is a luxurious wool and linen mix usually reserved for tailoring, which was woven in the UK.

This timeless, elegant new tote is trimmed in our premium, full-grain Atlantic leather, in a pale stone shade, Alabaster which compliments the cloth perfectly. All our leathers are sourced from European tanneries whose sourcing and production is done strictly in adherence to the Leather Working Group Gold standard, which provides stringent guidelines for environmentally safe leather production. Robust, yet soft and glossy, Atlantic provides the perfect handbag leather – durable yet dressy.

Each bag carries the special combined interior logo for the collaboration and the logo for the Prince’s Trust, placed discretely inside the zipped pocket. On the outside, a tiny red, stitched cross echoes the collaboration branding and embodies the handcrafted nature of the bags.

About The Princes Trust

The Prince’s Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to succeed, no matter what their background or the challenges they are facing. It helps those from disadvantaged communities and those facing the greatest adversity by supporting them to build the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn. The courses offered by The Trust helps young people aged 11-30 to develop essential life skills, get ready for work and access job opportunities. It supports them to find work because having a job or running a business can lead to a more stable, fulfilling life. Since The Trust was founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976 it has helped more than a million young people across the UK, and three in four of those supported over the last five years have moved into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust is committed to enabling even more young people to create a better future for themselves. By helping young people today, the benefits for them, their communities and the wider economy will be felt for years to come.

Personalisation

All Tusting bags are hand-crafted in our Lavendon workshop which gives us great flexibility. We can make your bag even more special by personalising it with your initials inside the bag. Just add this feature to your order by selecting the option to personalise, and enter up to four initials for us to emboss.

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