Using the skills of India’s designers, Chindi uses the textile industries’ scrap materials to make the most pleasing products.Crochets, knots and a lot of love go into Chindi products.
This here is their market bag.
I’ve seen a lot of upcycled/recycled bags and none of them have the aesthetic balance Chindi’s products do.
Find them here.
I personally like their yoga mat bag straps.
Sturdy, intelligently designed (handle goes all the way down for extra strength) and roomy, the kirana shop bag is usually hung up in front of the shop where you can grab it and fill it with everything you need. The rectangular base makes sure it sits firm on the back of a cycle (or a car). The thin fabric or plastic is very pro-folding and tucking-into-bag too. But I’m still a sucker for the overall design :p
Via, Pii friend, Rang Decor author and photographer – Archana Srinivas. She pointed out that the site she found it on (here) had got it wrong. She’s emailed them :) Phew.
Maheshwari fabrics are known for their gossamer-thin delicate drape and their vibrant colours. What better way to show the fineness of the fabric than to use the very threads that made the fabric to attach the tag onto Rehwa‘s simple carry bag.
Well thought through.
And sometimes all you need is 100% organic cotton drawstring bags with your logo on it. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Either Or is this desi boutique that we all drooled over when we went to college in Pune. They have lovely, hand-picked, hand-crafted items and their bags have always been so smart. Love this one. Click here to visit their fb page.
Pure Ghee Designs have the most Indian sense of colour. Earthy tones mixed with vibrant ones that reminds you of swirly gypsy skirts. Must check out their Ajrak-print iPad sleeve too.
Indian Hippy keeps the wonderful tradition of Bollywood poster painting alive with their range of products. Featured here, Amitabh and Rekha. Cough cough.
Levitate (and a lot of other boutiques) have these simple cotton cloth gift bags. Colourful, desi and very reusable.
Bindaas Unlimited‘s kitsch new laptop bags are desi and modrenne (that’s a new word, it’s the Indian way of saying ‘modern’). They’re doing a lot of interesting work, so if you’re into art collabs, you should visit them.
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Loptop bags. Spelt so because they are not laptop bags. They’re round but they’re still used to store your laptop, in quite a comfy, colourful way. Good thing, we think, is that at least you’re not going to look like a 9 to 5 exec on your lunchbreak if you carry this one around with …
Paper bags handmade from old newspapers by the women of Murphy Town Slum, Bangalore. Available in 3 sizes. For orders, call Millie Mitra on 9880288634 or Sanam on 9742723648.