Our newest collection repurposed [with permission of the artist] from a large scale art installation swerved from landfill... introducing Samovar, the oversized shiny inflatable tea service, last seen 'lodged into the side of the Hayward Gallery' [London]
The first commission from the Bagri Foundation, Samovar was created by Berlin based art collective Slavs and Tatars and is a comment on the history of tea "intertwined with cross-cultural exchange and colonialism"
You can read more about the piece over on www.southbankcentre.co.uk and www.bagrifoundation.org
Find out more about artists Slavs and Tatars on social media @slavsandtatars
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We process, wash, hand cut and hand sew every, single bag, from salvaged fabric, right here in our workshop, in Newchurch on the Isle of Wight, UK
We don’t outsource any of the processes- not one!
We are an accredited living wage employer
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In addition, we offer a lifetime repairs and end of life policy
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We use stitched brown paper sacks, gummed Kraft tape and recycled tissue paper- PLASTIC FREE packaging, plus, your stitched sack is tough enough to be used again and completely recyclable.
We kindly ask that all returns/ repairs are sent back to us, in their original packaging
Teeny tiny orders [small pouches etc] are also sent via Royal Mail 2nd Class as a large letter, these items are not tracked
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How can I remove crinkles from my bag?
Please do remember- our fabrics are ALL salvaged- the odd mark and crinkle adds to the character and should be expected. If you would like to flatten the fabric of your bag, we recommend placing it face down, underneath some books/magazines on a flat surface, overnight. The remaining creases will drop out gradually during daily use