Have you ever wondered what becomes of the off-cuts from dressmaking? The soft fabric remnants and the beautifully dyed patches are married together to form a harmonious cohesion resulting in a unique zero-waste fabric tote bag. In collaboration with our slow fashion brand partner CROW, Master weaver Vankar Vishram Valji of Bhujodi, and yours truly, we have crafted these stunning zero-waste bags. These fabric bags were handwoven using fabric remnants and off-cuts as weft and hand-dyed yarn as the warp in a pit-loom.
We believe in something that lasts long and serves a great purpose. So with these upcycled fabric tote bags, shop at your local grocery store without a worry of sturdiness. Our bags are designed to take moderate weight and are crafted using the best of the best. Not only do these totes serve their purpose in helping the environment, but they also provide sturdiness, are easy to wash and maintain like any other tote.
Our passion for exclusivity and uniqueness comes through our tote bags, creating a diverse set that differs from each other. No two bags are the same. The colourways are only an indication of the dominant colour in the bag. Variations, aberrations, loose threads are a part of hand-weaving and are one of the beautiful aspects that make every bag diverse.
400mm x 320mm.
We believe in slow fashion, entertaining the idea of using a bag that lasts long. So we’ve created these upcycled tote bags to function as your daily bag, suitable for everyday use and a pillar throughout seasons, fashion trends, and years to come. The bags can be cleaned using a wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Wash alongside like colours for the best result. Line dry in the shade. Do not bleach. For loose threads, snip with care.
Weaving as a skill has always been intrinsic to Kachchh, and award-winning master weaver Vankar Vishram Valji of Bhujodi is known for combining traditional weaving skills and contemporary designs to craft his range of fine shawls, stoles, and durries. He works with some of the biggest names in the fashion and homeware industry. Our excitement knew no bounds, and we are very honoured to work with Vankarji and his immensely talented team!
Working with CROW, off-cuts and fabric remnants from the studio were made available to Vankarji’s team in Bhujodi. The off-cuts were collected, sorted, and segregated according to colour and then were further cut into long strips. These beautiful bags were handwoven as fabric yardages using hand-dyed yarn as warp and off-cut strips as the weft. Cut and sewn together to a custom size by the wonderful team at CROW, these bags are perfect. It was surreal to have our logo on this stunning piece of work, and we’re oh so proud to have created such an exquisite piece of fashion!