Shoulder Tote Made from Vintage Kantha Stitched Fabric
Unique kantha stitched patterns and details.
IT’S A BEAUTY
Made from pieces of block printed patterns and stitched with traditional kantha running stitch.
Each shoulder tote is made from repurposed textiles.
Inside slip pocket for phone and wallet
Eco Shopping bag
All bags hand picked by Lisa and made in Jaipur, India.
Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship
Low environmental impact
Each eco shopper is unique having been repurposed from kantha quilts. Each cotton bag is one of a kind.
Made in small limited edition batches.
The family that cuts and stitches our jackets and bags are third generation master tailors who take great pride and care in their work.
Each over the shoulder bag has its own unique kantha stitch style covering its entirety.
What is Kantha?
Kantha stitch is a style of stitching found in Indian embroidery, traditionally found in Bangladesh, Bengal, Odisha and Tripura.
Classically created originally by stacking old saris onto each other and hand stitching them together using a simple running stitch to make a thin cushioned layer. Traditionally Bengali women layered together old discarded saris and clothing with the simple kantha style stitching to make a bedspread or bed cushion.
Kantha stitched embroidery is one of the most important textile arts in Eastern india. It can be traced back 500 years as a way the Bengalis recycled old saris, dhotis and household textiles. By using the kantha technique they up-cycled their old textiles into quilts for warmth and comfort. Even the yarn used to make the embroidery was salvaged from the other textiles and clothing.