See our Online Etsy store for many more examples of our products.
It all starts with hand screen-printed fabric! We currently stock fabrics in 100% cotton and 70% Tencel 30% Linen from Ikuntji Artists from Haasts Bluff in Central Australia. They are available in 1, 1.5 and 2 metre lengths in our Etsy store.
Women’s Cross-body, Shoulder and Hand Bags
Our partners excel at making women’s bags and they are always keeping abreast of international trends. The quality is excellent and we often get compliments and even comments of surprise – but of course they are beautifully made! Our partners are professional and it is critical that our bags are not only beautiful but will last a very long time. The big challenge for us is always to decide what fabric design for what style of bag.
Different partners have different styles of bags they specialise in and sometimes we modify bag designs to feature the fabric. The Juliette Bag is an adaptation of a previously existing design that had bulky external pockets, we pared it back to just have two front zips inserted into the fabric so the design is shown in all its glory and it’s become a bestseller.
Our partners make a range of different practical bags including: messenger bags in two sizes; satchels that can accommodate a laptop; and travel bags. Our founder first started buying small messenger bags for her young son. With the handy protected front pockets for pens and treasures (he was too young to have a mobile phone) they were ideal for carrying his treasures as he traveled: a small sketch pad, textas and books to read. These bags come in a range of colors and many are perfect accessories for stylish men.
Recently we’ve been sourcing travel bags from A.N.D. made from vintage fabrics and recycled materials. So during a visit to Phnom Penh in July/August 2019 these bags jumped out at us. They’re slightly different to our other stock but – they are gorgeous! The travel bags are spacious, robust and can be carried on board. Oh, and very cool.
Purses and wallets
Purses and wallets made from hand-printed fabric have been extremely popular with customers. We are slowly expanding this range. As they are made from small pieces of fabric left over from cutting big bags they are often in very limited editions.
Adire – Fabric from Nigeria
We are gradually sourcing and stocking more beautiful hand-made fabrics from Nigeria and West Africa. They are created by a resist dyeing method using wax.