Padded laptop bag in beautiful, handwoven, hand-spun cotton. The bag has a handle and a front pocket + an open pocket on the backside which can be used for documents. Fits most laptops, but check the measurements below if in doubt.
16.5″W (top) x 11.4″H x 1.2″D
Handle drop 4.3″
Color: Pink with stripes
Material: 100% handwoven, hand-spun, cotton.
Made in Thailand
Chimmuwa is a part of Borderline Collective in Mae Sot, Thailand. The women artisan group was founded by Sylvia and Nor-Nor with the purpose of providing employment opportunities and job training for young female migrants and refugees from Myanmar.
Hill tribes in villages in the northern part of Thailand grow the cotton, which is later harvested, spun and dyed with natural colors. Other tribes specializing in weaving then weaves the cotton yarn into beautiful patterns. Chimmuwa then purchases the handwoven cotton fabric and turn it into beautiful items.
Borderline Collective is located in Mae Sot, which is about the closest you get to Myanmar, while still being on the Thai side of the border. The shop/restaurant/art gallery/creative space was started with the purpose of supporting migrant and refugee women from Myanmar, by helping the women sell their handmade products. The women are organized in smaller, autonomous, collectives based in the small villages along the border, and Borderline Collective provides a space for the women to showcase their products, and thus reach a larger customer base.