"VAA" Outdoor Utility Roll - Rowanberry/Dark Grey
Inspired by the awe inspiring and ever changing landscapes of the North East of Scotland. Our current collection takes inspiration from rugged coasts and the iconic sandy beaches by the North Sea, to the wilds of the Cairngorms. Take a piece of the Scottish landscape with you wherever you go.
Introducing the "VAA" Outdoor Utility Roll, handcrafted from concept to creation in the Fernweh studio in Aberdeen, Scotland. Designed for a life outdoors, this versatile roll is thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs of artists, makers and camping enthusiasts alike, the possibilities for use are endless!
Stay Organised on the move:
The "Vaa" utility roll is a practical yet elegant solution to keep your favourite brushes, camping cutlery, knives, and art supplies effortlessly organised. No more worrying about misplaced or damaged tools!
Handcrafted in Aberdeen:
Each utility roll is handcrafted in our studio by our small team, from Scottish waxed cotton, with a solid brass D-ring close and cotton webbing strap. Every detail is carefully considered to ensure durability, functionality, and an elegant appearance that reflects the beauty of its Scottish heritage. Designing and manufacturing in house means we can minimise waste and create the best quality products we can.
Durable and Weather-Resistant:
Waxed Cotton not only lends a touch of rustic charm but also provides excellent protection against the elements. Whether you're carrying it through the bustling city or setting up your easel in the great outdoors, your valuable tools will stay safe from moisture, dust, and scratches.
Versatile and Travel-Friendly:
Designed for artists, campers, chefs, the "Vaa" utility roll is the perfect companion for your adventures. Whether storing your plastic free travel cutlery for zero waste picnics, or for storing your favourite plein air brushes, its compact and rollable design allows for easy portability, fitting neatly into your bag or backpack, so you can create wherever inspiration strikes.
- Scottish Waxed Cotton - Sand
- Scottish Dry Waxed Cotton Lining - Winter Moss
- Vegetable Tanned Leather label
- Bonded Nylon Thread
- Solid Brass D-Ring Closure
- Antique Brass Rivets
- Cotton Webbing
Please allow for slight variations as each pouch is handmade to order. Although we will get your order to you as soon as possible, please allow up to three weeks for manufacture and delivery as each item is handcrafted.
- Approx 25cm (width) x 25cm (length with foldover)
- Unfolded length approx 38cm
- 6 pockets, approx 4cm x 9cm
You can now add your own personalised monogramming to your pouch! Just leave a note at check-out of what name/initials you'd like and I can make a customised laser engraved label, or send me a DM with your request. Check out our Monogramming Gallery to see previous examples.
Monogrammed items are always handmade to order and will take 2-3 weeks to manufacture before dispatch.
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Waxed cotton canvas is a water resistant cotton which creases and marks as it wears. It means it creates a completely unique product, and becomes a visual representation of the adventure's it has been on. These marks are an inherent characteristic of the cloth, adding to the antique, vintage feel of the product.
-As with all waxed cotton products, do not iron as this will cause the wax to melt.- Hand wash only with cold water and leave to dry away from natural light.
- If pouch is particularly dirty, use a soft brush to wipe away excess dirt before cleaning, using a mild soap/detergent and cold water on more stubborn areas.
- As with all waxed products, re-wax every 6-12 months to restore waxed cotton to top condition. You can shop our wax tins here.
Sustainability & Transparency
Create a unique touch to any Fernweh piece, with personalised monogramming. Since all our bags are created in house, we can add a personalised laser etched leather label, with a name, monogram or small phrase, to create a truly one of a kind, special piece.
All our laser etched labels are created in house, which means we can ensure every piece of leather is used, and also means we can minimise waste.
We can incorporate any text/initials to the monogram. Each product has a standard monogram placement but if you would prefer the monogrammed label in a specific place, just get in touch with us via email and we can accommodate this.
Monogrammed Order Process
Bespoke monogramming has a cost of £10 to cover the set up fee. Each product has the option in its listing to add a monogram, select the "Add Monogrammed Label" option of the product you would like, and at check out, in the Order Notes section, leave the details of what you would like monogrammed.
Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monogrammed items are always handmade to order and will take 1-3 weeks to manufacture before dispatch.
Monogrammed items are non refundable due to the customised nature of the product.
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Each and every Fernweh piece is designed and sewn with the utmost care and attention in our Aberdeen studio by our founder Laura. We believe in doing things properly, creating well designed products from rugged, traditional fabrics and materials that will last a lifetime. Here's a bit about the fabrics and materials we use.
Waxed cotton canvas is a cotton that has been treated with wax to give a unique, water resistant finish. Over time and use, the fabric will mark and crease, but these markings are an inherent characteristic of the cloth. It means every bag is truly unique, adding to the antique, vintage feel of the product. Each mark becomes a memory of the adventures the bag has been on, continuously adapting characteristics from the wearer, becoming a visual memory of your own adventures. Waxed cotton can be rewaxed again and again, making it a durable cloth with longevity, but being a cotton, at the end of its lifespan it is biodegradable.
Waxed canvas has its history rooted in Scotland, in the North Sea fishing industry. It was derived from oilcloth and sailcloth, which fishermen coated with linseed oil and flax to weatherproof their sails from sea and storm alike. However, linseed yellowed and the cloth would stiffen, and so eventually it was found that coating cotton with wax gave a superior finish, and waxed cotton was pioneered.
The waxed cotton canvas we use here at Fernweh is sourced from Halley Stevensons in Dundee, Scotland, who have been manufacturing waterproofing textiles since 1864. Only an hour down the road from the Fernweh studio, Halley Stevensons are pioneers of waxed cotton and are leaders in waxed cotton innovation and we are proud to support the UK textile industry.
-As with all waxed canvas products, do not iron as this will cause the wax to melt.- Hand wash only with cold water and leave to dry away from natural light.
- If bag is particularly dirty, use a soft brush to wipe away excess dirt before cleaning, using a mild soap/detergent and cold water on more stubborn areas.
- As with all waxed products, re-wax every 6-12 months to restore waxed cotton to top condition.
- Look out for a re-wax tutorial coming soon to our Journal.
Read more about Halley Stevensons on their website
We use a mix of oak bark and vegetable tanned leather at Fernweh, vegetable tanned on our labels and oak bark for the straps.
Our leather is sourced from the last remaining oak bark tannery in Britain & uses a slow, zero waste process to tan each hide, which takes over a year from start to finish. Based in Devon, there's been a tannery on the site since the Roman era & it uses a 400 year old water wheel to power the tannery. The hides come from local beef cattle in Devon as a by-product of the meat industry which are then tanned using oak bark.
The oak bark is sourced from sustainably coppiced UK trees (coppicing is a woodland management method of cutting back trees to ground level to stimulate new growth). The bark is ground and mixed with water from the River Coly to create a tannin liquor and the hide is tanned in a pit for 3 months before being layered between oak bark for another 9 months, making the tanning process take a year for each piece of leather. It's simple, heritage process and creates beautiful, long lasting leather with minimal environmental impact, the used bark is even used in gardening!
Learn more about this slow, sustainable approach to tanning leather here
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"VAA" Outdoor Utility Roll - Rowanberry/Dark Grey