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THE INSPIRATION:
After seeing many beautiful old blankets in op shops time and time again, some with holes or burn marks but still with loads of character... I decided these old beauties needed to be given a new purpose, transformed into statement pieces and that is what inspired this collection of totes and guitar cases. I made one of these mini messenger repurposed blanket totes for myself and have thoroughly road tested it, hopping in and out of the car on a recent road trip as well as on my mum's taxi run most days of the week, doing the shopping and going to the farmers markets wearing it... the response I have had to this tote has been amazing!

Recently, I started selling at a local artisan market and the number of people that simply could not resist engaging with my repurposed blanket totes and guitar cases was overwhelming, They're practical, unique and even nostalgic for some... taking them down memory lane back to a time when they once had a blanket just like it on their bed. I have given these blankets a new sense of purpose and brought their character out in the open for all to enjoy once again!

ABOUT THE TOTE:
This is tote is ready to ship. The outer layer is made from a 100% wool salvaged blanket. All blankets are washed thoroughly, hung out in the sun for several days for natural steralizing and airing. The lining is made from 100% premium quality linen. The hand cut fringing, hand braided closure feature & straps (which are securely glued & hand stitched with waxed linen thread) are made from vegetable tanned kangaroo leather offcuts that I purchase from a tannery that specialises in making kangaroo leather lacing. And to finish it off, the tote is adorned with a recycled bamboo 'by marie-nicole' label.

This is truly a unique tote and has been made with attention to detail along with the passion for transforming the old & discarded into functional statement pieces.

NB. Australian Shipping is Registered Post. International prices are based on Air Mail, which does not include a tracking number or insurance. Please read more information on this in my shop policies if you wish to upgrade your shipping.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, leather, linen
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
  • Feedback: 99 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people