Our handmade Fireflies crossbody bag is clean and simple in it's design. Compact yet roomy enough to carry all the essentials including larger sized phones with bulky cases. Made with Polish linen hand-dyed by us at our studio and paired with top quality navy blue Crazy Horse leather this bag also features an adjustable leather strap that can be detached to turn it from a shoulder bag into a clutch purse in no time.
We created the pattern on this shibori indigo crossbody bag at our studio using authentic stitch resist shibori techniques which ensure that this crossbody bag is entirely unique. The fabric is a textural Polish linen that was dyed in our indigo vat a minimum of 10 times to create the dynamic combination of deep midnight blues and crisp white tones that look great from any distance.
The design on this particular bag was created by stitch pleating the fabric at alternating intervals before compressing it by pulling the threads. It was then simmered for several hours in an extract of gourka wood chips (Garcinia xanthochymus) to achieve hints of a slight yellow hue before being overdyed in indigo. For more information on our dyeing process please visit our process page.
The Crazy Horse leather used in this bag is a special type of leather that is made by applying a specific kind of wax to fullgrain cowhide leather that has been buffed and smoothed out. This creates a strong and durable leather that also absorbs oil from your hands, thereby adding character to your bag over time. This natural process will cause the leather to form a glossy layer making your bag look even more exceptional than before. The layer of polish will develop over time and impart a vintage effect as opposed to other types of leather which can and will ultimately diminish with wear.
The bag is completed with a luxuriously soft rich brown suede lining, brass fittings and an inner zipper pocket to safely store your valuables.
Crazy Horse leather
Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)
Gourka (Garcinia xanthochymus)
Dimensions: 9.5" x 7" (approximately 24cm x 18cm)
Adjustable leather strap included
Yes, we take custom orders! Send us an email here and let's collaborate together on a design just for you.
• Please note that due to the handcrafted nature of our works each one is unique and the color/pattern may vary slightly from the images.
All orders are shipped worldwide via Airmail. Estimated delivery time is 7-14 working days.
Optional shipping upgrade to DHL Express is available.
Processing time for in-stock items is 2 working days. For made-to-order items please allow an additional 10-14 days crafting time.
We accept returns within 30 days of purchase.
It is important to us that you are happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the item please contact us within 14 days of delivery. For more information please see the returns policy section on the checkout page.
All orders are gift boxed at no extra cost. Please let us know if you would also like a hand-written personalized message and we would be glad to place it in the box on your behalf.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or excessive rubbing against white fabric. We recommend hand-washing separately in lukewarm water with mild detergent which contains no whitening or bleaching agents. If using a washing machine please select gentle wash function with cold water. Please air-dry in a shaded area. Iron on low temperature.
Although we wash each textile multiple times before shipping to remove excess dye particles there is still a possibility of colour transference occurring (during harsh rubbing or other close/vigorous interactions).
During the first few washes some brown or yellow pigment may appear in the water. This is normal and is a chemical compound characteristic of our indigo dye. Periodically removing this excess pigment will leave colours more vivid than before.
Synthetically dyed textiles are beautiful immediately after dyeing, while textiles dyed with indigo become more beautiful over time, developing their own characteristic shades with each day of use. Natural dyes are living colours and need to be cared for accordingly for best results. Please enjoy the gradual evolution of your naturally dyed textile.