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Steffany Tote in Caramel Veg-Tan

This bag is a special custom design we made for our dear friend Steffany Gretzinger!

Specifically made with Steffany's everyday needs in mind, this tote has a spacious design to hold books, journals and a laptop. Also featuring a special zipper pocket on the inside, it can also securely hold your phone and keys without having to dig around for them. With a large exterior pocket as well, you can store all your smaller items so it’s within convenient reach. We hope you enjoy using this tote as much as we enjoyed creating it with Steffany!

This product is made out of a vegetable tanned leather. As a business, we are taking steps toward more sustainable leathers that are ecologically friendly and produced with minimal chemicals. Vegetable tanning is a method of tanning (the process of turning an animal skin or hide into leather) that uses only organic matter. While this method is slower and tedious, it creates a longer lasting leather that becomes more beautiful with use over time.

The current industry standard tanning process, called “chrome tanning”, uses harsh chemicals to alter the color of hides. In addition to the use of these chemicals, chrome tanning produces toxic waste that is often dumped into local water sources, negatively affecting the environment and the people nearby.
Only 10% leather produced today is vegetable tanned, which makes sourcing this leather more expensive and harder to find. This explains why there may be a slight price difference in comparison to the same product made in chrome tan leather.

Leather Source : 

Tandy Leather: This vegetable tanned leather was sourced from Tandy Leather out of Raleigh, NC.

Highlighted Features :

Custom Design for Steffany Gretzinger
5/6 oz Caramel Vegetable Tanned Leather
Interior Zipper Pocket
Exterior Pocket
13.5" H x 14" W x 5" D
Handle drop: 12"


Steffany Tote in Caramel Veg-Tan


Returns & Refunds

If you’d like to return your item, our team will gladly work with you. If you’d like to return or exchange your item, please email us at with your original order number and which item you’d like to return. Refunds and exchanges are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and we cannot refund initial shipping costs. When making a return, the customer may be asked to cover the cost of shipping. Please note that only unused and undamaged merchandise is eligible for a refund. 


All packages placed with USPS Priority Mail automatically are insured, meaning that if something happens to your package, our team is able to file a claim with USPS. This also applies to international orders placed with USPS Priority International Mail. If you would like your package to be insured, please be sure to select USPS Priority Mail (either domestic or international) at checkout. Please note that orders placed with USPS First Class Mail are NOT insured, and should something happen to your package, we will not be able to file a claim or offer a refund.


We are constantly dreaming into new products and merchandise for our online store. All of our handmade goods are released in small batches. If you see something you love, we encourage you to act quickly as many of our new releases sell out very fast!  Generally, our handmade items such as leather goods and pottery will be restocked, but styles and colors may vary.  Please note that because these items are hand-crafted with care and excellence, times for restocking may also vary. Items such as CDs and books will be restocked regularly. If you have questions about a specific product that is out of stock, please email us and we’ll let you know if we are expecting to restock it in the future. 



We are a small business and our team works diligently to fulfill orders as efficiently as possible. When placing your order, please allow 2-3 business days for your order to be processed. Please keep in mind that this processing time is needed, regardless of the shipping method you choose.

Order Tracking

Once your order has been fulfilled and sent out for shipping, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided at the time of checkout. All orders are shipped via UPS Ground or USPS.


Please note that our shipping team also staffs all Cageless Birds and 18 Inch Journey events. Therefore, our shipping schedule may fluctuate due to schools, retreats, or worship nights. If we anticipate any changes to our regular shipping schedule, we will post a notice on our website that will appear at checkout.



We source our clay locally from two different suppliers, one in Star, NC and the other in Asheville, NC. Our red clay is mined and processed from the red clay locally in our region. To learn more visit here.

Maker Coffee

In order to know exactly where our coffee comes from, we only buy single-origin coffee from farms and co-operatives that we can trace all the way back to the source.To learn more visit here.

Leather Goods

Our department is committed to partnering with companies that value sustainability and ethical work standards.  Most of the companies we source from we’ve had relationships with for several years.To learn more visit here.

About us


We are a small business that is quickly growing, and we have been blown away by all of the support and orders that have come through our online store! All of our Cageless Birds Store orders are personally processed, packaged, and shipped out by our Cageless Birds staff.

Mission & Investment

We exist to raise up wholehearted disciples of Jesus and are dedicated to creativity, discipleship, and community living year-round. We work on our 52-acre campus in Sophia, NC where we offer schools, camps, and retreats, known as the 18 Inch Journey.

Every purchase enables us to continue leading schools and discipling hearts.

Our Collective

Our Collective consists of over 30 artisans with work ranging from songwriting, art, pottery, leathercraft, construction, writing, coffee roasting, videography, and more.

We created our Online Shop to share the overflow of our creative pursuits and financially support our non-profit ministry and missional staff.