EMBROIDERED TOTE BAG - BLUE/YELLOW/BROWN

¥15,400
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By CSAO
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Description

[ECO TIPS]
✔︎ Fairtrade 
✔︎ Support poverty reduction
✔︎ Package free

A very practical every day tote bag with a large inside pocket. Embroidered by hand on the island of Gorée in Senegal. For all ages.

[FEATURES]
Embroidery: "AMOUR" ("LOVE" in French)
100% Cotton Wax Fabric

What is wax fabric? African wax prints, are omnipresent and common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. They are industrially produced, colorful cotton cloths with batik-inspired printing.The wax prints are part of a nonverbal way of communication among African women, and hereby they carry their message out into the world. Some wax prints can be named after personalities, cities, building, sayings or occasions.

The method for the production of imitation batik cloth proceeds as follows. A block-printing machine applies resin to both sides of the fabric. It is then submerged into the dye, in order to allow the dye to repel the resin covered parts of the fabric. This process is repeated, to build up a colored design on the fabric. 

[SPECS]
Height : 40 cm
Width : 36 cm
Handle length : 53 cm
Others: Lining, inside pocket

[CARE INSTRUCTIONS]
Please note that all works are done by hand, there may be slight differences with the specs. 

    BRAND STORY

    Valérie Schlumberger settles at the age of 16 in Senegal with her young husband. Three years and three children later, she creates a clothing workshop in Dakar, and opens a shop devoted to her clothing line on the island of Gorée. There, she meets many couturiers, dyers, embroiderers, weavers, as well as tinsmiths, carpenters, potters, painters, whose know-how amazes her.

    Ten years later, Valérie returns to live in Paris. In 1995, she founded the CSAO (Compagnie du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest) and opened her first boutique in Paris. Its goal: to disseminate in France and Europe the fruit of the work of the best craftsmen and artists of West Africa, while building lasting and equitable links with each one of them. In parallel, Valérie creates the ASAO (Association for Senegal and West Africa), which takes care of the renovation of an old cinema of Dakar, and transforms it into a place of lodging for street children.

    For more than twenty years, the CSAO has collaborated with the same craftsmen, the same artists, and the ASAO with the same social workers. These two stable structures allow everyone to flourish which does not prevent the reception of new talents, or, in the framework of ASAO, new goodwill. The CSAO and the ASAO are permanently working interactively between France, Senegal, and more broadly West Africa, because some craftsmen and artists come from Mali, Burkina-Faso, Ghana, Mauritania ... Since 2012 Ondine Saglio, one of Valérie's daughters, has joined the adventure. In agreement with the craftsmen, Ondine develops some products, cushions, bags, to better adapt them to the modern taste.

    OUR TIPS

    We were attracted by they way they have made Fair trade as the core of their business from the beginning. The handmade embroidery done in Senegal craftsmen are truly one of a kind. In addition to the wax fabrics that we have introduced, they also use various types of materials as well which makes the brand more versatile and is therefore one of the reason why CSAO is supported by well-known brands around the world. We are looking forward to watching their future activities!

    SHOPPING GUIDE
    [Product Price]

    Product price is mentioned in each product page.  

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    [Packaging] 

    In our commitment to sustainability, we will continue to work with recycled materials or materials that do not harm the planet.

    Our wrapping paper and boxes are made by recycled products.  The mailers we use to deliver are made from a combination of corn-based biopolymers and will break down within 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions, including wormfarm compost.

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    [Shipping]

    Shipping fee changes depending on delivery regions (*tax included)

    1) Yu-Packet (ゆうパケット):

    Japan Nationwide ¥360


    ** Product thickness is less than 3cm & weight is less than1Kg
    ** Package will be sent through Japan Post mailbox

    2) Yu-Pack Parcel (ゆうパック):

    Tokyo

    Kanto, Koushin-etsu, Hokuriku, To-kai

    Tohoku Kinki
    ¥700 ¥700 ¥700 ¥800
    Chugoku, Shikoku Kyushu Hokkaido Okinawa
    ¥900 ¥1,050 ¥1,050 ¥1,100

    3) Ecohai delivery: 

    Tokyo ¥530

    *In order to contribute to CO2 reduction, delivery regions have been limited to only Tokyo
    *If the package to be sent is less than 80cm (total of 3 sides), you will be able to select Ecohai
    *Delivery time cannot be specified.
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    [Oversea delivery]

    Please note that we do not deliver overseas at the moment.

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    [Delivery]

    Ordered items will usually ship within 5 business days after your credit card has been authorized or after we receive your bank deposit. 

    Some areas such as remote islands may take days to deliver. Please note that some products may take some time before shipping.

    In order to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping as much as possible, orders received by Thursday will be shipped on Friday. If the shipping day coincides with a public holiday, the shipment will be sent on a weekday before the public holiday. We will notify you by email when the product is shipped.

    Goods will be delivered in Japan Post Yu-Packet or Yu-Pack Parcel depending on delivery location and weight of goods.
    The delivery address is only within Japan.

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    [Returns and Exchanges]

    Returns and exchanges has to be done within 14 days after your delivery. The return cost is either deducted from the refund (if we handle the shipping) or paid by the customer.

    If you decide to return your purchase, start by sending an e-mail to contact@borderlesscreations.com. Add your order number as the subject of the e-mail. 

    We will refuse returns if any of the following apply:

    • 14 days have passed since the product arrived
    • If the tag attached to the product is separated or lost
    • If there is evidence of previous use 
    • Some of the items or accessories are missing
    • When there is a shortage of wrapping supplies such as boxes, cloth bags, shopping bags, etc.
    • If the packaging for accessories, smartphone case, etc. is opened
    • Recycled or upcycled products may be imperfections because of its handmade nature.
    • Other products that we determine cannot be returned or exchanged
    All deliveries are carbon neutral
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