Our newest leaf leather collection is made from Banana leaves.  They're handcrafted in Thailand by smoking and preserving banana leaves, then connecting with fabric and fusing a thin waterproof layer on the outside for durability.

Cool Bananas Tote

Regular price $85.00
Unit price  per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Cool Bananas is a big, bold, bag of banana leaves.

She is sturdy yet super lightweight.

Description   

Measurements: 41cm x 26 cm x 10cm

Inside Pocket: 17 cm x 18 cm  with zip 

Handles: 19 cm

Closure: Zipper 

Weight: 260 grams

Due to the nature of our product, each bag will vary slightly in pattern and colour

 

Method

  • The leaves are used from leftover banana harvesting 
  • Next, they are sun-dried 
  • Then soaked in water overnight and heat smoked to make the leaves nice and flexible. This process helps high light colour saturation
  • Now the leaves are arranged in larger sheets and sun-dried again to mend the leaves
  • Finally, they are bound with fabric on the backside and reinforced with a thin laminate outer layer to make them strong and water-resistant.