1uv Designs

Pronounced “One Of” but spelled in a way that plays on “luv” (love).

1uv a kind

Every 1uv piece is truly unique and one-of-a-kind. No two products will ever be the same.


Our products are made with the highest quality vegetable tanned leathers imported from Italy. Vegetable tanning is a traditional craft process that tanneries have handed down from generation to generation for over 200 years, using both ancient recipes and state-of-the-art technology. With vegetable tanned products, you can really see the skill that has gone into producing them.

The transformation from raw hides into a material that will last a long time is a process that happens slowly in wooden drums, while respecting the environment. It is an astonishing process based on the use of natural tannins, on modern technologies and machineries but mainly, on the slow passage of time.

Among the various tanning methods, the vegetable tanning is the most classical, the most traditional, the most recognizable, the only one able to give leather unique characteristics, the most natural and the most environmental-friendly. It is able to join comfort and look, fashion and tradition, uniqueness and versatility in the product.

Due to the natural tannins used, vegetable tanned products are unique and have their own life, they are not the same for their entire life, but they change, continuously, for the better. The colours that vegetable tanning produces are rich and warm tones that look completely natural.

We are committed to using vegetable tanned leathers exclusively, due to the high quality of the leather and the low impact on the environment.


Our hardware is all sourced from Italy. Our designers go there annually to review the latest hardware available and select the styles and quality that match the level of quality we demand for our products.


The paints used for the paintings selected are all Acrylics from France and the United States. The paints used are made using the latest non-yellowing fine particle polymers. They provide excellent resistance to aging, they are flexible, very adherent and tactile; all the qualities we look for to match the quality of our products.


Each 1uv piece is made by using a cut up section of an original panting. The paintings are acrylic on canvas. While some paintings may be part of a series of similar paintings, no two are the exact same. The paintings are carefully cut by the 1uv team in Oakville, ON prior to being  paired with leather.


Each 1uv piece is made by hand in Toronto, ON or Montreal, QC. Our small team works together to create each piece to be stylish, unique, and of the highest quality. The people who make 1uv bags are part of the family and are treated ethically and fairly.

Weather Resistance

1uv pieces are made to withstand the Canadian climate. Prior to the paintings being cut for manufacturing they are treated to resist the elements. Each painting has 5 coats of an acrylic polymer that helps to keep water from penetrating the canvas. The paints used are acrylic and do not run once dried.

While we have taken these steps to protect 1uv bags from the elements, we don’t recommend taking the bags out during stormy conditions.

Storage & Cleaning

When not using your 1uv bag, we recommend storing it in the dust bag provided with a desiccant packet inside. Your bag should be regularly wiped with a clean dry cloth to remove dust and dirt. For spills us and dirt use a clean damp cloth and left to air dry.