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Tote Bag – Fair sustainable handwoven recycled bag for women

by Lumeyo
Current Price $111.08
Original Price | estimated retail $222.16
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Imagine: You are standing in the desert, surrounded by red sand and endless space. You feel the wind and sun on your skin and in the distance you hear the voices of camels, donkeys and goats, then silence again. All these impressions are woven into this Tote Bag. One of our Bedouin artisans, Um Ali, has woven it from recycled threads for you with the knowledge of her ancestors. She created its light colors, unique patterns and playful tassels.

This bag tells the story of the life of the Bedouins in the Jordanian desert then and now. And it promises: This bag is a product of an old tradition, a lively community and the glowing creativity of Bedouin women. Whether you carry your Bedouin bag between skyscrapers in New York, between parks and cafés in Berlin or in another favorite place, you will always be accompanied by the magic of the desert and the warm openness of the Bedouins. We wish you a good journey through your everyday life, in your adventures and on your way through this beautiful world.

This bag is 39 cm wide and 39 cm tall with 68 cm straps. Bags vary slightly. If you would like a different design, size or color palette please reach out to us on our contact form! We are happy to create your personal bag for you. For more inspiration you are welcome on our Instagram and Facebook page.

Our products are handmade by Bedouin women and female refugees in Jordan. We empower these women by offering them product designs, branding and marketing. By creating demand for their work we enable them to create their own livelihoods as independent artisans. Their work for LUMEYO creates a sense of purpose and pride in knowing that their Bedouin tradition still finds its place in the modern world. They inspire their daughters to learn a craft that can sustain them in the future.

Before Bedouin women would weave the fabric for their Bedouin tents, carpets, decoration, and saddle bags on the ground loom. It was an essential role in supporting their families. Through moving from their lives in tents to houses and the men becoming involved in tourism, their craft lost purpose and appreciation. It meant women would no longer pass on the craft to the next generation. By creating new designs and opening up new markets, appreciation for their work is returning. With this we are bringing economic independence and revival of the weaving tradition in underdeveloped areas of Jordan.

We gain the yarn for our products by recycling threads from second hand sweaters. Recycling materials for our products this way is not only environmentally friendly, it also creates more work locally and guarantees that each product has a unique color design. Constant quality control ensures the production of beautiful sustainable items that will last a lifetime.

 

Our products are fully handmade. The threads are recycled by hand then spun traditionally in a yarn suitable for weaving. The fabric is woven on the ground loom. Then, finally, the item is finished also by hand. From Jordan, with love.

Our artisans process and ship orders from their country of origin (mostly India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Mexico). They ship to most countries worldwide. If you cannot order your item please contact our customer support.

All items are unique and handmade by skilled craftsmen. They take 2-3 weeks to arrive.

These times can differ based on order origin, destination and shipping provider. You can easily track your package here.

We offer 60 day returns. View our returns policy here.

We verify and certify every single one of our artisans and the products they sell. If you are not happy with the product you can get in touch with us and we will resolve it immediately.

FAIR PRICING

More than 50% off retail prices and a better income for the artisan

ETHICALLY MADE

Certified expert artisans working with quality materials

POSITIVE IMPACT

Every purchase is direct income for families in emerging countries

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