The Mela sling bag is made from banana fibre, handwoven in an intricate crochet pattern and finished with a shoulder strap braided with indigo textile in Shade 6, giving the piece a striking, midnight blue accent. Made entirely of natural materials and handmade processes, this sling bag is a stylish, lightweight and sustainable, meant to be a natural go-to accessory.
The Mela bag has been woven by the women associated with The Kishkinda Trust in Anegudi, located along the Tungabhadra river in Karnataka. Whilst the region has an abundance of semi-tropical flora and fauna, the skills of weaving with natural fibres like Banana and river grass are relatively new to the region. The Kishkinda Trust saw an opportunity to generate livelihoods through the rich natural resources available and has since worked closely with communities in Anegudi to promote natural fibre-based crafts. This has been a particularly valuable source of economic empowerment for the women in the area, who work from their homes, seamlessly weaving their craft practices with the multitude of roles they are expected to take on.
Nila’s collaboration with The Kishkinda Trust supports highly sustainable products with quality, contemporary design.
The versatile, timeless design of the Mela bag is an effortlessly elegant addition to a look. It also makes for a thoughtful and lasting gifting option.
Composition and care:
Banana Fibre & Indigo
To clean, gently wipe with a dry cloth.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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