This stylish bag has clean lines and plenty of room for daily essentials. Its minimal design makes the transition from workday to evenings out quite effortlessly. Made from recycled rubber, each bag is handmade by master craftsmen from the Chamar community. Traditionally professionals in the leather industry, they have taken a huge hit following the recent bans on beef in India. This community of Untouchables also often faces prejudice and by giving them gainful employment, the CHAMAR brand hopes to offer economic support as well as open up a conversation around a topic often silenced in India and abroad.
/ Upcycled rubber
/ Handcrafted and handstitched
26 x 18 x 10 cm
Strap length approximately 6 cm
Made from recycled rubber, from old tires
Closes with a silver steel grommet
One small pouch in inner compartment
Waterproof and fireproof
Made in Mumbai, India
Scarpa Sunset Oversized Clutch
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This stunner of an oversized clutch features a traditional embroidery technique from Kashmir, India. The front features a minimally graphic pattern in sunset shades, hand-embroidered in wool yarn on a cotton backing. The inside is lined in a vivid lilac satin and the back is a natural thick cotton. The colour palette makes it quite a standout piece that combines well with a whole variety of colours and outfits. The size makes it a good fit for most laptops 15 inches and smaller.
30 x 40.5 cm
100% woven cotton with genuine black leather backing
Dry clean only
I find my inspiration in all things geometric - from architecture to vintage textiles, floor tiles to industrial machinery.READ THE STORY
Your work is an amazing juxstaposition of texture, technique, colour and pattern. Could you give us an insight into how you got started?
It all started with Kantha, a craft native to West Bengal. A Kantha is a throw made by layering old sarees and then sewing them together with straight running stitches that sometimes incorporate geometric patterns as well. I was introduced to Kantha at a lunch party and I was mesmerized by the colors, patterns, and the embroidery. I wanted to transform this traditional craft into a modern object using colors and patterns that would fit in a contemporary home.
My first Leah Singh collection was Kantha pillows, where I used the traditional embroidery patterns on different fabrics and in a wide range of colors. Kantha lead me to explore other textiles of India to find more possibilities, and soon I was working with women weavers from North East India, weavers from Rajasthan, block printers from Rajasthan, and embroidery artisans from two regions in North India. Each weaving, printing and embroidery technique is unique and native to its region. I take each of these traditional crafts and combine them with contemporary colors and patterns, creating a collection that seamlessly blends old with new.
I’m inspired by geometry, simplicity and color. The artisans I work with have been very open to working on and experimenting with the patterns and colors I send to them, even though at times certain designs are challenging or it is difficult to dye certain colors.
Thank you for your time Leah - we wish you much success ahead!