We hope you’ll love your Galway Barrel Bag as much as we do. Because it’s imagined, designed and handmade in Ireland, we are able to pay attention to every detail and ensure quality in every product. Does the world need another handbag? Only if it’s handcrafted with love. We use traditional vegetable tanned leather, a tanning method that uses natural ingredients so it’s more loving to the environment than many chemical-based methods. No two leathers are identical – each is uniquely lovable. After careful selection we cut and handstitch the leather to make your bag. Finally, we hand treat all of our bags with a high quality protection cream. This loving attention does all sorts of good things for your bag. “Love’s not Time’s fool”, wrote Shakespeare. As you love and care for your bag its character will emerge over time and it will develop a rich patina. Each bag comes with care instructions, to help you to give your bag all the love it needs.