*After dyeing, rinsing and washing this bag, the pocket seam became loose and I removed and hand-sewed (in a very wabi sabi way) it back together. For this reason in particular, this bag is hugely discounted. I'm posting it because I figure someone out there might enjoy and appreciate the hand-sewn addition as well as the discount. :)
Naturally dyed, comfy large carry-all. Perfect for visiting the market, shopping and beach trips.
This Cotton Bag can easily be folded and packed as a later-use carry bag or used as a light and comfortable alternative to the infamous plastic bag for an eco-friendly addition to your lifestyle.
It has a pocket on the outside and inside for stowing your smaller items.
Its' fun, simple, modern design is ready to help you on your next outing!
NATURAL DYE PROCESS
Hand-Dyed with Natural Dye using a low-immersion dye technique in the Southern California mountains, with joy, love, care and grounding energy by myself.
The first natural dye used in this piece, Cochineal, provides a bright, earthy palette to explore as colors in the piece wander from dark to light, pooling in places, making it a one of a kind (OOAK) work of art. This bag, in particular, was then Shibori tied, and dipped in the Indigo vat for a gentle overlay of blues with some areas developing a slight lavender look from the over-dye effects of blue over pink.
Cochineal is a natural dye from the body of a tiny insect that lives on cacti. It has been used to dye textiles for thousands of years, and more recently in the last few hundred years, in make-up, and to color foods. It dyes in gorgeously, rich shades of pinks, magentas, reds and purples.
Indigo is a natural dye from the leaves of the Indigo plant. Indigo has been used to dye textiles all over the world and for thousands of years. It dyes in gorgeously, rich shades of blues and gets darker with each successive dip in the Indigo dye vat.
* Item has been washed and pressed before shipping.
** This item comes in a variety of naturally & hand-dyed options, as shown in the included photo in this listing.
*** NOTE: All hand-dyed items are subject to “imperfection” in color consistency, dark and/or light spots, and flecks of surprising colors mixed in due to the nature of the dye process. If you, like me, enjoy these “imperfections” as their own creations, I encourage you to purchase. If you are looking for more consistency, please consider shopping for a factory-dyed item in another shop. Thanks!
approx. width: 17.25 inches
approx. length: 14.25 inches (Bag only)
approx. length from bottom of bag to top of shoulder strap: 31 inches
DYE: Cochineal + Indigo
In order to best care for your hand-dyed piece, be sure to always wash separately.
Color bleed can continue to occur long after the dye process is complete, though generally minimal.
Dyes are handwash-safe and fade-resistant, though long durations in direct sunlight or washing with harsh cleansers will fade most dyes.
An occasional gentle hand washing with a delicate soap and cold water is perfect. Lay flat to dry. Iron as needed and preferred.
ANINI MISSION: I am committed to creating pieces that speak in conversation with, for, and in support of our amazing environment.
By purchasing from ANINI Designs you are supporting an independent, work-from-home fiber artisan who is weaving her peace, love, joy and the future into each textile.
PROCESSING TIME: This item is ready to ship upon order. This item will be posted within 3 standard business days (not including holidays)...but generally speaking, I get things out to the post office on the day they are ordered or the next morning. :) If you specific time constraints, please do reach out to me before purchase. Thank you!
ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING: Items are shipped in a 100% recycled poly mailer, made entirely from waste, that includes a dual adhesive strip so you can re-use it before it's recycled once again. Larger items may be shipped in a fully recycleable cardboard box.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Buyer is wholly responsible for import/export rules to their country. Any taxes/fees will be paid for by the buyer.
GIFT ORDERS: Please add a NOTE upon purchase if you'd like a hand-written note included in your package.
VISIBILITY: Colors may vary slightly due to computer settings.