Recycled Jute Rice Bag
This recycled Jute rice bag made into a rustic backpack. Orange burlap fabric is covered with logos and writing in black, red, green and purple inks. It has a roomy main compartment with a 100% heavy weight black cotton lining. Top of bag features a 2" wide drawstring border.
There's also a flap that closes the top with a fabric loop and a wooden toggle button. Bag measures 11" wide x 18 1/2" high with 6" side panels.
Each side panel has identical unlined pockets measuring 5" wide x 6" high with 1" depth. Front of backpack also has a pocket that is 6 1/2" wide x 7 1/4" high with 1" depth. All pockets close with a fabric loop and a toggle button. Shoulder straps are 1 .5" , lined in black cotton and can be adjusted with a brass D-ring up to 39" when fully extended.
The bag is very strong and will hold an enormous amount of your "stuff."
products are handmade, natural fiber, fair trade accessories made by women for women from around the world. Currently with items from Nepal and are adding jewelry from Columbia and hemp bags from Thailand. By next year they can offer products from several other countries.
The natural fiber,
handmade accessories from Kathmandu, Nepal are made by working women's co-ops and small woman-owned cottage industry producers. Working directly with the people that make these items. They work work directly with and pay the people that make the items, and don't work through a
middleman, which is fairly common.
In Nepal, the hemp
fabric is from the remote Western Region of Nepal. It grows wild in the lower Himalayan Mountain regions. It is not cultivated or farmed as in all other countries. The villagers in this remote area cut the hemp down by hand and soften the hemp in water. Other larger processing countries use chemicals and softeners to get a consistent, smooth, refined finish. Nepali hemp is a bit rougher and uneven and has some color variations. The stalk of the hemp plant is then brushed into a wool like material and then spun by hand into a strand of twine. The twine is then woven by hand on a pit loom into a piece of fabric that
is 1 meter by 3 meters long. The fabric is carted down the mountains on foot and to the nearest road where it is brought into Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, the craftswomen buy the fabric and make the unique and beautiful creations that are offered. Recycled jute comes from the same villagers.
Made in Nepal.