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.
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 pouches in this collection were handmade by Lali ( लाली ).
*Any 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 : Zipper, 4 interior zip pockets and tabs for easy open and close
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.
Discover beautiful fair trade accessories and gifts from Shakti.ism, a social enterprise brand on a mission to empower and support marginalised women.
They partner with local grassroots NGOs to ensure their support is reaching people who need it most. Often these are women and girls who have experienced or are at risk of gender-based violence as well as other disadvantages.
Shakti.ism and their partners create a supportive space for the women to develop their skills as artisans and entrepreneurs. This training and support creates far-reaching ripples of change. It helps ensure the women have a sustainable livelihood for the future, breaks the cycle of poverty and preserves local traditions.
Every item in the Shakti.ism collection represents a brighter future, in the form of dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities – for both the women themselves and their children.
Shop for one-of-a-kind pouches, tote bags, yoga mats and more, all of which are handmade using repurposed and recycled donated sari fabric.