Kantha Sari Tote Bag
Wide shoulder tote of patchworked sari fabric and decorative Kantha stitching with teal lining, button closure, inside pockets, and decorative tassels. The cotton lining makes them more durable so they'll hold up to your biggest shopping trips or daily use.
Materials: upcycled Indian textiles, cotton, magnetic snap
Artisans in urban northwest India sew upcycled denim, sari fabrics and cotton to create our beautifully repurposed and stylish accessories. The fabric is sourced from cloth collectors’ remnants and discards, checked for defects, washed and prepped for a new life. Men take the bulk of the machine stitching work; women work on finishing, traditional kantha embroidery and hand stitching. Many fabrics created and embellished by other artisans that require complex stitching are sent to this community for fine finishing details.
These artisans come from a low-income Hindu community. Steady, reliable, fair income and skills training and development have enhanced their positions economically and socially. Many of the artisans’ children are in school, and the families can now attain higher education.