Large Yu Bag in Black
This handwoven cone shaped bag was inspired by Uri’s inspirational friend Christin Yu who is an emblem of intercultural design, and her work on East Asian design histories around textile and fashion has helped to reshape the lens around colonial and postcolonial design. Made from 100% first grade black dyed Abaca.
Inner secondary bag/lining; 1 100% 14 oz hemp canvas
Handles; 1st grade vegetable tanned Belgium leather
Size is W22 x L42.
Please note this item ships from the United Kingdom!
100% First Grade Abacá
Uri is committed to working symbiotically with nature to create beautiful natural fibre products that ensure a more breathable future. By growing their own native Filipino plants like Abacá, Pandan and Bamboo, they nurture local biodiversity in the Philippines and can trace their supply chain from farm to fibre to remain transparent at every step.
Abacá, also known as manila hemp is a natural leaf fibre that comes from a relative of the banana tree and is native to the Philippines.
Fair Wages For Female Artisans
Uri works to supply tools to women so they are upskilled and, through consistent payment of above fair trade wages, they can become secure and grow alongside the brand. They work with their representative in the Iloilo province to identify areas of investment, like education, community and welfare following the pandemic.
The price point of Uri’s products is accounting for the time and skill of their team, as well as ethical wages and organic reinvestment. The more bags bought means the more flexibility Uri has to allocate their profits where they are needed most.