Featuring a plush, handwoven exterior and water-resistant lining, the Woven Crossbody Bag is for going far, light, and gentle on the planet.
Crazy as it seems, small purses and wallets used to be considered too small for carrying anything valuable. That’s why a woman’s change purse was called a “ridicule” in Victorian England while a man with a small, drawstring wallet signaled that he had few coins to buy ale after work.
Today, carrying a small bag says much more about what you value than the value of what’s inside. That’s why the Woven Crossbody Bag is for going far, going light, and stepping outside with a gentle footprint on the plant.
Value Ethical Fashion
The bag’s striking exterior is made of richly textured, black, handwoven cotton fabric. The fabric is called meesh by the indigenous Guatemalan artisans who have manufactured it within their isolated mountain communities for countless generations.
The artisan begins by spinning and coloring cotton thread with natural, plant-based dyes. Then, she weaves the thread into long bolts of durable fabric on a large wooden loom that involves the use of hands and feet working skillfully together.
Value Beautiful Design
The Crossbody Bag comes in three unique, colorful patterns overlaid on solid black:
Wildflowers is a design that beautifully combines Wild Hyacinth purple with Bell Heather pink and midnight black.
Seascape brings together several shades of dark and bright blues like the ocean after a roiling thunderstorm.
Daybreak is an explosion of intense red between splashes of black and white – the three first colors when the sun rises on a new day.
The fourth pattern is called Badlands and it stitches together a varied, rustic landscape of hues backed on a deep shade of burgundy.
Value Performance and Comfort
The Woven Crossbody Bag includes large zippered pocket on the side that lies concealed against your body for easy access to a card or some cash. The main compartment features a unique rolldown closure that secures with Velcro.
The rolltop work just like waterproof duffle bags and stuff sacks. Along with the lightweight, waterproof lining and flexible sealant over the seams and stitching, the rolldown closure creates a water-resistant compartment for protection against spill drinks and sudden downpours.
Or maybe for when you come to a broken bridge and you have to, you know, wade across the river.
The crossbody strap is made of ½ inch, sturdy nylon webbing because a flat strap is more comfortable over a long day than a cord or rope. It also features a durable, plastic slide so you can adjust the length for exactly where and how you prefer to wear it.
Pair it with the matching Woven Change Purse, which fits perfectly inside, or enjoy it alone as a unique, minimalist accessory. Whether you’re hoofing it around town, through rivers, or across continents, the Woven Crossbody Bag is for keeping your valuables close and your values on display.