Luxury tote bag: Hay bale tweed
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I love our tote bags, the subtle natural colours of the tweed are so easy to wear and make for a classy look when you’re out and about. The softness of the tweed and linen make them lovely to feel and use too.
Not only are they things of beauty, but they are a great size, fully lined in linen and with a spacious tweed pocket on the inside too, perfect for your phone, cards, keys etc...
Limited edition: 300 tote bags
- 42cms wide x 39cms deep
- The shoulder strap ‘drop’ is 36cms
- Inside tweed pocket 15cms wide x 18cms deep
- front 100% British Shetland wool tweed, back 100% Irish linen
The herringbone and lattice design of the tweed reminds me of the hay bales that were stacked in towers across the fields this summer. The design shows off the gentle brown hues of the Shetland sheep the wool comes from
The wool for this tweed has come from the sheep of the Shetland isles. The fleeces are sorted and the yarns spun in Scotland, and the tweeds designed and woven at Lovat’s mill in Hawick.
The tweeds we use for our luxury tote bags are 100% Shetland wool and all undyed, with the designs showing off the different neutral tones of the yarn.
The linen is woven in Northern Ireland by John England with the linen yarn, no longer grown in the UK, sourced from European ethically sourced, flax plant fibres.
The stitching is cotton rather than polyester which is the common thread to use.
They have been sewn for us by a small company based in Huddersfield
We have avoided using fastenings, or synthetic linings or threads so that our tote bags really can go back to nature when it’s life is over, leaving no mark or footprint behind for future generations to worry about.
Everything has been made and assembled in the UK and the flax thread to weave the linen came from Northern Europe rather than further afield, to keep our carbon footprint down, support British heritage industries and tread as lightly on the planet as we can.
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