Saturday, 25 March 2017

Arkitektur Bag



It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I had to take time out for some DIY - ooer! However, I hope that the photo of our hallway proves my creativity knows no bounds!


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My chosen colour, woodland pearl, is very similar to “kale”, one of Pantone’s shades of 2017 - not only appropriate for us vegans but shows we can be trendy too.


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From walls in forest colours, we move back to the urban environment for my latest venture into making ethical fashion accessories.


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Want to be a city slicker, a man/woman about town? Why not take the city with you with this large colourful orange, light blue, black and white handbag.

It’s perfectly suited to storing A4-size notebooks while also looking chic whether you are dining in an upmarket city centre eaterie or the Ikea canteen.


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The latter would be particularly appropriate considering that’s where I found this distinctive heavyweight renewable cotton cartoon cityscape, called Gitte.


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Open it up and you will be greeted with summery yellow lining with white polka dots, complete with pockets to keep your mobile and other valuables handy.


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To help keep it resistant from the rigours of a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the bottom corners are reinforced with black Washpapa and the base with metal bag feet.


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Washpapa is the vegan-friendly pleather made of a combination of paper and latex I have been using in my latest bags. The ethical theme is enhanced by Ikea supporting the Better Cotton Initiative.


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What else can I tell you about this bag? Oh yes - it has black handles and foam between the outside and the lining to keep it nice and firm.

I hope this unique bag has you buzzing like the city life that inspired the design.

Bag is available here.

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