Large kantha-stitch makeup pouch


Large kantha-stitch makeup pouch


Our stunning handmade upcycled makeup bags are perfect for storing your daily essentials or your favourite makeup or skincare products. They’re also great for travel or staying organised on the go. The fabric is pre-loved cotton sari cloth, repurposed from secondhand saris sourced in India.


Shakitiism is an accessories brand with a mission to empower and support marginalised women, particularly those who are at risk of being impacted by gender-based violence.

Discover one-of-a-kind pouches, tote bags and yoga mats – all of which are designed in London and ethically made by hand by artisans in India and Bangladesh.

Each item uses repurposed and recycled donated sari fabric to create unique fair trade accessories and gifts.

Shakti.ism also partners with grassroots NGOs in India that work with disadvantaged women and girls. Together, they make use of artisans' existing skills, as well as preserve local traditions. They also sponsor and provide livelihood skills training.

With their NGO partners, they ensure fair working conditions, safe supportive spaces and encourage entrepreneurship to break the cycle of poverty.

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Each soft cotton bag is spacious and lined with cotton, and has four handy separate inner pockets (2 on each side) – perfect for keeping your bits and bobs organised. Meticulously stitched and sewn together by talented artisans in Jaipur, these toiletry bags are specially designed to fit into any handbag, rucksack, or carry-on bag.

This beautiful bag combines straight even rows of hand stitching known as kantha, traditional to Northwestern India and Bangladesh. The word ‘kantha’ means ‘patched cloth’ and women from this region have made functional shawls like this for centuries. These stunning kantha products are superimposed layers of repurposed saris, carefully hand-sewn with neat rows of contrasting thread to form a beautiful finished looping scarf.

Each bag has the hand-stitched name of its maker sewn into the cloth.

*The colourful cloth shown inside the pouch is shown for demonstrative purposes only, and is not included

Dimensions: Approximately 25 cm L x 16.5 W x 20 cm H (10 in L x 6.5 in W x 8 in H)

Materials: 100% reclaimed cotton sari cloth

Features : Gold-tone zipper, 4 interior zip pockets and tabs for easy zipping

Care: Gently hand wash in cold water. Hang or lay flat to air dry.

By purchasing this item, you are helping to empower and provide ongoing employment income for the women who make these handmade products. The demand for Shakti.ism’s products provides these women with dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities for their children. Together we can provide alternative options for disadvantaged women with the aim to lift them out of poverty and help them to become self-sustaining and independent.