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hemp patchwork handbag

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  • the story

Patch It Up

This stylish patchwork bag not only pieces together splashes of color, but it unites modern lifestyles with ancient traditions. For the woman on the go, it offers a wide central compartment with a magnetic snap closure. Inside, the cotton lining has three pockets, including one with a zipper for extra security, to keep your wallet and electronics right where you need them. The rich colors and rounded contours of the front, patchwork panel make this an appealing complement to your everyday, on-the-go wear.

Take a deeper look, and you'll discover the bag's roots in tradition: it's made in Nepal using an indigenous variety of hemp that is gathered in the Himalayas. The fibers are cleaned and spun, and then woven by hand in highland villages. The fabric is then delivered on foot to Kathmandu, where local artisans cut and stitch it into this bag. All through this process, women-owned co-ops and cottage businesses are using their traditional skills to earn money, bringing development, healthcare and education to their families and communities. Handmade in Nepal.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21642
Made from
cotton, hemp
Measurements
12" L x 4" W, Strap: 10" L
Notes
Gently hand wash in cold water and sun dry.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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HEMP PATCHWORK HANDBAG
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

Reviewed by 4 customers

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5.0

She loves it!

By 

from New York, NY

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • Enough Compartments
  • Good Strap Length
  • Great Color
  • High Quality

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about HEMP PATCHWORK HANDBAG:

This is the second purse I bought her from this site. Ever since I stumbled upon this site and buying gifts for my wife, everyone compliments her on everything and wants to know where they can get it. Awesome!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Valentine’s Day

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5.0

Describes well

By 

from Madison, WI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about HEMP PATCHWORK HANDBAG:

      Mom loved it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great Buy

      By 

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Modern

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Great Color
      • High Quality
      • Very Quick Service

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Date Night / Night Out
        • Office
        • Shopping
        • Traveling

        Comments about HEMP PATCHWORK HANDBAG:

        Great Buy, Great Service...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Purse

        By 

        from Las Vegas, NV

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Good Strap Length

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about HEMP PATCHWORK HANDBAG:

            This purse was a birthday gift and I have been very happy with it. The size is just big enough for everything, and the strap length is perfect and I love the hemp material. The only issue with the purse is the light color fabric used for the inside, it easily shows dirt. Other than that I am very satisfied.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            Q and A

            When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

            167votes, 9 comments

            Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

            This Hemp Patchwork Handbag isn't just pretty--it's created by women working together! Check out the product story to learn about the fair trade artisans behind this piece from start to finish, then let us know what you love about the design.

            Pamela
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            I can picture buying this if a percentage was going back to Nepal, but the item itself does not grab me.

            lindsay
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            The design is very pretty, and I'd buy it if the main compartment had a zipper. I doubt that the zippered side pocket is big enough to fit a wallet and smartphone.

            Chelsea
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            I was a hippy...but I never did wear the patch-work carpet pants. This reminds me of them.

            charles
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            Maw Maw purse...

            Karen
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            cute, mod, I'd use it.

            Gracie
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            looks high end and very different from what is out there. Beautiful

            Sue
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I think this bag is great, and versatile. And, of course, hand-crafted. I want it.

            ashley
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            love the story...but not my style

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