The outer layer of these tote bags is made from a salvaged woollen blanket.
Blankets are washed thoroughly, hung out in the sun for several days for natural steralizing and airing.
Lining and internal pen/phone pockets are made from 100% premium quality European linen. Side seams include internal boning.
Straps are hand cut, securely glued & hand saddlery stitched, made from vegetable tanned kangaroo leather offcuts purchased from a tannery specialising in making kangaroo leather lacing.
To finish off, they're adorned with a stamped leather by marie-nicole label... riveted into place!
Truly unique totes, made with attention to detail & passion for transforming the old & discarded into functional statement pieces.
D: 5" (base)
Colour options listed are from the collective shot (left to right) image.
After seeing many old blankets in op shops time and time again, some with holes or burn marks but still with loads of character... I decided these beautiful old blankets needed to be given a new purpose, transformed into statement pieces.
That's what inspired this repurposed blanket collection of totes, satchels, sleeves and guitar & uke cases. When using my own repurposed blanket totes the remarks received are amazing, they're eye catching and great conversation starters.
This is feedback I also receive regularly from customers.
It's interesting to see the number of people who simply cannot not resist engaging with my repurposed blanket totes and guitar cases.
They're practical, unique and even nostalgic for some... taking them down memory lane back to a time when they once had a blanket just like it on their bed.
I've given these blankets a new sense of purpose and brought their character out in the open for all to enjoy once again.