HEMP & GHERI COTTON CROSSBODY BAG SMALL Nepalese
These hemp and gheri cotton crossbody bags are so very useful. They can be worn over the shoulder, across the body or on your belt using the back belt strap as the strap is removable.
The bags are fully lined and have 5 pockets including the one in the main compartment. There are also D rings for key safety. With zipped main and second compartments and a great look, these hemp and gheri bags are unisex and can be worn by all ages.
The hemp and gheri cotton crossbody bags are 55% hemp and 45% cotton and are handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal.
They measure 14cm x 16cm x 4cm. Strap length of 140cm.
The hemp and gheri cotton crossbody bags are fair trade, eco-friendly and sustainable.
**Please note that colours may differ from the photo as each bag has unique colours.
Gheri material is made from 100% cotton. It is strong and long wearing and is best known for its beautiful unique patterns. It is made with the backstrap weaving method in which the artisan is attached to the loom with a backstrap. It can be either portable or attached to an object for more tension.
Gheri weaving is a traditional artisan skill of the rural women from the hills of Nepal and is known as one of the oldest weaving styles in the world.
The Wonders of Hemp
Hemp is a quick growing hemp that can take as little as 100 days to harvest. It takes a lot less water than cotton and is naturally resistant to most pests. Hemp grows densely which enables it to outcompete with weeds.
Hemp fabric is made from the stalk of the plant. The long strands of fibres are separated from the bark through a process called “retting.” These fibres are then spun together to produce a continuous thread that can be woven into a fabric.