Beautiful handbag in striped pattern. The handbag is made from handwoven, hand spun cotton and comes with a detachable shoulder strap, so you can carry it over your shoulder, and have your hands free for other things. The bag has a zipper, so your stuff won’t fall out, and there are two pockets inside: One with a zipper for important items such as passport and keys, and one open pocket for your phone, and other things you need at hand.
The bag has a really good size and holds everything you need for a walk around the city during the day, or for a night out.
12.6″W (top) x 8.5″H x 5.9″D (bottom)
Handle drop 4.9″
Color: Blue, white, peach
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.