BorboletaBag

Leather and Canvas Bags with Lots of Pockets.

Bangkok, Thailand · 409 Sales

BorboletaBag

Leather and Canvas Bags with Lots of Pockets.

Bangkok, Thailand 409 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(135)

Announcement   Hi friends!

Thanks for stopping by. Here you are find lightweight, practical and chic bags with lots of pockets. I'm the designer and i work with two friends who make the bags in our small, happy studio. Browse around and let us know your feedback. Thank you. :)

Please keep in touch in the wonderful world of social media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Borboletabag
Instagram: @borboletabag
www.borboletabag.com
Love,
Veronica Race

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Last updated on Jul 27, 2017

Hi friends!

Thanks for stopping by. Here you are find lightweight, practical and chic bags with lots of pockets. I'm the designer and i work with two friends who make the bags in our small, happy studio. Browse around and let us know your feedback. Thank you. :)

Please keep in touch in the wonderful world of social media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Borboletabag
Instagram: @borboletabag
www.borboletabag.com
Love,
Veronica Race

Veronica Race

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Veronica Race

Flame Red Mini Treasure Vegan  Leather Bag
Flame Red Mini Treasure Vegan Leather Bag
$110.00
Baltic Blue Mini Treasure Vegan  Leather Bag
Baltic Blue Mini Treasure Vegan Leather Bag
$110.00
Caramel Mini Treasure Vegan  Leather Bag
Caramel Mini Treasure Vegan Leather Bag
$110.00
Black Mini Treasure Vegan  Leather Bag
Black Mini Treasure Vegan Leather Bag
$110.00
Black Sequined Sealed with a Kiss Clutch
Black Sequined Sealed with a Kiss Clutch
$30.00
Brown Aztec Canvas Backpack, Water Repellent
Brown Aztec Canvas Backpack, Water Repellent
$65.00
Gold Sequined Sealed with a Kiss Clutch
Gold Sequined Sealed with a Kiss Clutch
$30.00
Sealed with a Kiss Clutch
Sealed with a Kiss Clutch
$25.00
Navy and White Triangle Mini Lyla Tote
Navy and White Triangle Mini Lyla Tote
$39.00
Pink Polka Dot Mini Lyla Tote
Pink Polka Dot Mini Lyla Tote
$39.00
Brown Aztec Print Canvas Lunette Bag
Brown Aztec Print Canvas Lunette Bag
$65.00
Unisex Brown Canvas Diaper Tote Bag, Waterproof
Unisex Brown Canvas Diaper Tote Bag, Waterproof
$65.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(135)
sarahsrwtk

sarahsrwtk on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

How gorgeous is this bag? The super soft yet structured pebbled leather is flawless and the craftsmanship is outstanding! I received this bag within a few days to my surprise thanks to Veronica! She is so lovely and very professional and I can't thank her enough. Worth every penny.

Kitty Dorcilus

Kitty Dorcilus on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bag is very well made and Veronica and her team were able to make it in my specified dimensions. It's always a pleasure ordering from Borboleta bags.

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Updates

New print for the lunette bag has arrived on our online store!

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Brown Aztec Print Canvas Lunette Bag
Brown Aztec Print Canvas Lunette Bag
$65.00

About

Borboleta Affair + My Story

Living in a world that is flooded with millions of products left and right, it is important for me as a designer to ask myself why my bags deserved to be put in market.
There are a few reasons:
Lightweightness:
Countless people suffer from back and shoulder pain from carrying heavy bags. I make sure all the Borboleta Affair bags are very lightweight, from canvas bags (approximately 300 grams / 0.6 lbs.) to leather bags (approximately 650 grams / 1.4 lbs.).
Designs:
I know you love your bags to be unique, as well as roomy and practical. I design Borboleta Affair bags to have 4-10 pockets (depending on the style) to keep things organized, include back zippers for easy access, and the bags to be convertible. To add a luxury touch, Borboleta Affair uses signature zip pullers and hardware. All the materials are handpicked for the best quality. The canvas totes are customizable, which makes them more uniquely yours.

Ethical Production:
With the news about horrible working conditions for factory workers in Bangladesh and China, it is important we are informed of the working conditions of the things we use. All Borboleta Affair bags are produced in our own ethical production facility,in a city called the “City of Lotus” in the suburb of Bangkok, Thailand. All of our makers have at least 15+ years of experience in production. You can be sure that all Borboleta Affair bags have the highest quality and our makers are working in a happy, comfortable place with good benefits.

Giving Back:
As a 2004 Tsunami survivor and volunteer on the scene, I’m grateful for a second chance at life and I vow to make a difference while I still can. That’s why I founded the Ocean of Wisdom Foundation in 2007 (OWF) with a mission to improve the lives of underprivileged students in Thailand. I’ve been raising funds to sponsor many projects since then. When I launched Borboleta Affair in 2011, I set aside a part of the profit for every purchase to sponsor the OWF programs. A part of profits from Borboleta Affair has been sponsoring thousands of breakfasts and books for the rural schools in the north of Thailand and will continue to do so.

A bit about me:
How can I talk about me without mentioning my parents? My parents met through a mutual friend when my Thai mom was doing her master’s degree in English Literature in Vermont and my American dad his Ph.D. in Political Science in Massachusetts. Growing up with multicultural parents who love to read and travel broadened my horizon. It gave me the love of exploration and the respect for other cultures. I have a bachelor’s degree in communications and linguistics from Maryland and a fashion design diploma from Chanapatana Design Institute (in collaboration with Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy. I’m currently living in Florence, Italy, pursuing my master’s degree in Fashion Brand Management, while running Borboleta Affair full time. Thanks to my wonderful team and my amazing customers who act like our loyal spokesperson, Borboleta affair is thriving, with roughly 65% of happy clients from the US, 20% from Asia, 10% from Europe, and 5% from the Middle East. My team and I put our hearts into creating a bag that you will love and a caring customer service that you will be impressed.
Thank you for stopping by. I truly hope you find something you like here and let’s be friends.
Best,
Veronica Race

P.S. We are a happy team of three in our workshop. Please check us out at the members to learn a little more about us -- people who are lovingly making your bags by hand. :)

Please keep in touch via the beautiful world of social media.
Website -- www.BorboletaAffair.com
Blog --www.borboletaaffair.com/blog
Instagram -- @borboleta_affair
Facebook -- facebook.com/borboletaaffair

Shop members

  • Veronica Race

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Veronica is half Thai-American. She relocated to Thailand to start a foundation in 2007. A part of proceeds from Borboleta Affair goes toward educational programs for hill-tribe students in her foundation(oceanwis.org). Loves to travel, read & sew.

  • Mann - Ittipol Kowpradit

    Creator, Pattern Maker, Sourcing

    Mann is a musician (drummer) by night, leather maker by day. He graduated with honors in leather working (BA), which explains his impeccable skills in leather making. He loves being his own boss, blasting rock music while sewing.

  • Duang - Duangdee Kowpradit

    Creator

    Duang has been a skilled tailor (for woman's clothing) for 20 years. Mann (her son) has recruited her to join our team as our fabric bags maker. She applied her delicate sewing techniques to make sure every single bag is perfect. Also a great cook.

  • Puang - Kannika Jankeaw

    Photographer, Shipper, Assistant

    Puang loves to travel, but rarely goes on a trip because she is a dedicated mom to her 2 dog sons and 2 cat daughters. She is also the sweetheart of Man, our maker.

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