Bags come in all shapes and sizes...and styles, and patterns, and colors. It's difficult to choose a bag, let's face it. No wonder it's so easy to end up with a wardrobe full of bags because they all serve a different purpose. One such design that you may have your eye on (in one of many open tabs on your phone!) is a hand-woven bag. We want to explore the beauty and potential pitfalls of hand-woven designs (or woven in general) for your bags. What do you need to know?
Hand-woven bags: the ultimate fashion statement. They offer intricate patterns and handcrafted textures, and these bags transform from mere accessories to wearable works of art. Elevate your outfit and show off your impeccable fashion sense with a touch of woven wonder.
Opting for a hand-woven bag has a major perk - each piece is truly one-of-a-kind. No clones here. It's a unique addition that will make your collection extra special. You can walk around town knowing that nobody will have a bag that is identical to yours. You might see other woven bags, but not one that matches yours.
It’s time we all went green and started making decisions that help the planet and future generations, so sustainability is the next benefit. These bags are crafted with sustainable materials like cotton or jute, making them an eco-friendly option. You can suddenly reduce your fashion's carbon footprint and support local artisans and their traditional techniques. We all know the importance of protecting our planet these days and this has fed into the fashion industry. Who says you can’t upgrade your wardrobe and our planet at the same time?
However, a woven handbag does have a few strings attached. Because of the intricate weaving process, they can be a real labor of love. You might find that the price tag raises the eyebrows a little higher, so be prepared to spend a few extra pennies for that artisanal touch. The flip side of this is that you're buying quality and the investment will be worth it in the long run - you won’t have to do the frantic search for a replacement quite as soon.
It’s natural to hear about snags and pulls in a discussion about the strength of a woven bag, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that every woven bag is delicate. Ultimately, the strength of your bag will depend on the material. For example, choose woven neoprene and you’ll find that you have a flexible, stretchable, durable bag. In fact, you may be able to put the bag in the machine to wash.
When considering materials, we highly recommend looking for something like neoprene. Snags aren’t impossible, but the fact that this material stretches and has more ‘give’ than others means that you’ll have a forgiving partner through life’s busy days. You’ll soon find that it returns to its original shape.
We’ve looked at the pros and cons of a woven bag (and even cleared up a misconception or two), so go out there and choose your new bag today!