Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag

This patchwork purse displays an ancient wax-resist dyeing technique applied by skilled Indonesian artisans.

$35.00

Batik Beauty

Whether you're running to a hot yoga class, a day at the beach, or the farmer's market, this bold and beautiful bag totes your essentials in style. Crafted from upcycled traditional batik cloth, each fair trade cotton bag has a unique patchwork design, lending one-of-a-kind appeal to your ensemble. Handmade in Indonesia.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

ID

Made in Indonesia

Handmade Recycled
Made from
cotton
Measurements
Body 15" L x 17" H; with handle 23" L x 17" W
Care
Hand wash, cool water; Hang dry. No direct sunlight.
Item ID
25282

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Due to the handmade and upcycled nature of these items, each bag will vary. We cannot guarantee all colors in photo will be incorporated into each bag.

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UncommonGoodsUpcycled Indonesian Batik Bag
 
4.4

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (54)
  • Durable (32)
  • Attractive (30)
  • Good strap length (28)
  • Great color (26)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Not enough compartments (5)
  • Color not as expected (4)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (57)
  • Weekend trips (54)
  • Airline travel (41)
  • Office (41)
  • Travel (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (84), Stylish (41), Budget shopper (34), Comfort-oriented (17), Traveler (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (110), No (95)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gave as a gift, now want one for myself!

I saw this bag and immediately fell in love. I was in need of a good birthday gift for a mother that has everything, and only had a day to find something thoughtful yet...Read complete review

I saw this bag and immediately fell in love. I was in need of a good birthday gift for a mother that has everything, and only had a day to find something thoughtful yet functional. This bag is something that she probably wouldn't think to get herself, but seemed really happy to receive and looking forward to carrying, as a unique splash of color and fashion during a particularly cold and gray winter. She immediately commented that the colors were brilliant, and that the bag was well constructed, and a great size. The fabric patches had beautiful patterns and flowers with bursts of color, and the straps were a gorgeous vibrant green (which is incredibly lucky, since she looks great in that color)! My only regret is not splurging and getting one for myself -- such a worthwhile purchase. Added bonus: thought it would be belated, and it shipped/ arrived sooner than expected!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cute look, but not durable

When this product arrived it was very cute (though there were several stray threads I had to trim.) It has been about a month since I received it and I have discovered a...Read complete review

When this product arrived it was very cute (though there were several stray threads I had to trim.) It has been about a month since I received it and I have discovered a giant hole has already worn inside the pocket. I then found several missing items (including my name tag for work) had fallen into the lining of my purse. One of the best things about this bag is also one of its greatest weaknesses. The idea of a purse made from recycled materials is both a celebration of culture and a creative way to recycle. However, this means that some of the cloth is very worn and weak. I was very disappointed in this purse as the idea of it is great and I'm sure these pieces of cloth once held wonderful memories for many individuals. The fact that this bag only lasted a month saddens me. In the end, I would only recommend this purse for occasional use as it does not stand up to everyday wear and tear.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Beautiful but too fragile...

By 

from Durham, NC

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • Good Strap Length
  • Great Color

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Shopping
  • Traveling

Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

I love this bag & it's beautiful. I use it daily to carry all my things to work but after only two months of use it has started to rip in several places inside the bag. I'm disappointed because it's so beautiful and practical for all the things I need to take to work (I'm a preschool teacher so it's often a lot!) but I feel like for the price it should've held up better. I will try to mend it and hopefully it'll last a little longer.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

This bag is beautiful!

By 

from Bridgeton NJ

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office
    • Shopping
    • Traveling

    Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

    I am giving this bag to all my friends for Christmas. I love the bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Love it BUT...

    By 

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Good Strap Length
    • Great Color

    Cons

    • Not Enough Compartments

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

      I love my bag! It was an u expected gift from my husband.

      That said, I'm sad that the patches began to tear and developed holes shortly after I received it.

      Due to the fragile nature of the upcycled material, this is t practical for everyday use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      1.0

      The bag I received did not look at all like the one pictured

      By 

      from Newberg, OR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Color Not As Expected
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

          Ended up not giving it to my friend. Should have returned it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Lovely Tote Bag!

          By 

          from Colorado

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office
            • Traveling

            Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

            This is a really fun and cute tote bag! Would work for travel, the beach, or a day in the office. With the various colors in the fabrics, it goes with everything!!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was very prompt!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Beautiful and functional

            By 

            from NH

            About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

              Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

              This was for my daughter in law's first Mother's Day. Great for her style and for her new role

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product for myself and as gifts again.

              By 

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Shopping
                • Traveling

                Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

                NA

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                It was very nice, but started coming apart the first week..

                By 

                from Ohio

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Easy Access
                • Good Strap Length

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

                  I really love this bag, however the inside of it is tearing and some of the patches are so thin that they are starting to tear too. I love that this is recycled and unique but at the same time I wish it would have lasted me longer, now I'm afraid to put anything heavier than a water bottle in it.. :( I would recommend it to a friend hoping they have a better experience then me.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  My delivery was incredibly prompt.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By 

                  from Wilmore, KY

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Computer
                    • Office
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

                    I love the fabric :) I just wish there were a zipper on the top.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was good. Got it sooner than I expected.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    So unique and useful!

                    By 

                    from Syracuse, NY

                    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Easy Access
                    • Good Strap Length
                    • Great Color

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Compartments

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Date Night / Night Out
                    • Gym bag

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag:

                    I use the bag to take te all of my gym gear and there is enough space for extras. I love the way it looks and how unique it is.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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