Cone shaped bag.
Outer; 100% first grade black dyed Abaca
Inner lining; 100% 14 oz hemp canvas
Handles; 1st grade vegetable tanned Italian leather
BLACK BAG PRICE VARIATION: Ensuring we could achieve the blackest of blacks with our dyed fibres meant collaborating with a local FIlipino expert on dyeing. We are so honoured she could share her knowledge in the area and with how our black dyed products have turned out. Making sure the final bags matched our vision meant fairly paying for the time, makers and processes that got them to a point of utmost quality and uniformity and this is reflected in the price point of each one-of-a-kind bag.
At Uri our work is made possible by a team of strong women, and we like to honour the part they play in our brand by dedicating a design to them.
Christin Yu is an emblem of intercultural design, and her work on East Asian design histories around textile and fashion has helped to reshape the lens around colonial and postcolonial design. Christin is a friend and a mentor, a guiding light in the industry who helped Uri in it's most formative stages. From our sensitivity around native making and styles to zero-waste cutting techniques that maximise resources and minimise waste, we have led by her example. Our handwoven cone-shaped 'Yu' bag is an ode to Chrstin, and we hope to collaborate in the future on a line that unites us.
This is my second purchase and I am more than happy with my new bag! I had the chance to pick it up from the pop-up store so I have seen all of them live. They look lovely on the website, but in real life they are even nicer, it's definitely a must have basket bag!