Jute bag with art leather trim and cell phone slip pocket with a zippered closure and adjustable strap. Handcrafted by fair-trade artisans in India.
Jute is a natural and sustainable plant fiber that grows in northeast India without the use of fertilizers and pesticides. The fiber is extracted from the stem of the jute plant by retting in water streams. The extracted fiber is then sun dried to become soft golden fiber. The fiber is then spun into strong threads and woven into a fabric. The fabric is vat dyed in custom colors and sun dried before it is ready to be crafted into bags.
Kalmakari is a traditional art of fabric printing using vegetable dyes. The printing is done using wooden blocks chiselled from teak wood by master craftsmen.