Safari Canvas Tote Bag is the perfect travel companion no matter your destination. From a relaxing day at the beach or strolling through your favorite city, to shopping at your local market or as a fun gift idea, thisboho chic tote bag is sturdy and tough and ideal for everyday use. 100% handcrafted by local artisans using canvas material and genuine leather, each tote bagis made with passion and love for creating quality goods that will last a lifetime. Feel the love.
Features all natural 100% vegetable tanned genuine leather,canvas material, leather bottom and side pockets, sturdy leather carry handles, YKK zipper at top for secure closure, fully lined cotton interior and inside pockets to hold essentials. Comfortably fits any size MacBook, clothes and other essentials. Color: off whitecanvas and cognac brown leather. Care: spot cleaning only. Price: $110. 100% handmade in Nicaragua. Designed in The Netherlands. Ships worldwide.
For every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will fund Designers Against AIDS to help raise AIDS awareness in the international media and towards the general public.
$20 shipping on first item and $6 shipping on each additional item for worldwide orders onall Roots & Soul items. Items ship via PostNL. Please allow 1-2 business days for processing and 5-10 business days for worldwide delivery.
If you are not 100% happy with your purchase, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we'd be happy to help you.You may exchange or return new, unused products, in its original condition, within 14 days of receipt. Shipping charges are non-refundable unless the reason for return is the result of product defect orerror. If products are exchanged, shipping will be provided, at our expenses, for the new product to be shipped back to you.
Please carefully package your return, ideally in the original shipping carton, along with its packing materials. Enclose a copy of the sales receipt and please indicate if an exchange or refund is desired. If an exchange is desired, please indicate the new item(s) you'd like in exchange for the returned merchandise. For exchanges with greater or lesser values, a refund or payment for the difference in cost will be processed prior to shipping the exchanged item(s).
You may expect a refund within 14 days after we have received your return. Refunds are issued in the same form of payment that was used for the original purchase. Return shipping for international exchanges are non-refundable due to high shipping costs. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Please send returns/exchanges to: Roots & Soul, Berenstraat 16, 1016 GH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Once your exchange has been processed and shipped, a confirmation email with tracking information will be sent to the email address provided on your order.
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The Leather Workshop Nicaragua
Our Nicaraguan leather workshop is owned by Jeyson and his family. Together with his mother, he owns the workshop as well as a stand on the famous Masaya market. We have been working with Jeyson since the start of ROOTS & SOUL and it is always a pleasure to visit him, the craftsmen and craftswomen, and his family. Together with Jeyson and his craftsworkers, we produce a collection of bags and accessories. We work with leather that is produced in Central America, which comes from small farms and is vegetable tanned.
The Silk Printing Workshop
Mario and his team are one of a kind. They are responsible for hand printing (silkscreen printing) our logo on a canvas patch or directly onto our products. Mario and his colleagues are always smiling and the radio is usually tuned to an 80's channel. More still than the atmosphere in his workshop, we really love and appreciate the amazing craft of silk printing. We are therefore excited to say that we use silkscreen printing, arguably the most versatile of all printing processes, for all our prints. Of course, it is also a classic way of printing, and produces very sharp results.
The Metal Workshop
We strive to support local craftsmanship and Gilbert knows what craftsmanship truly means. The bronze stamp with our logo â€°Ã›Ã’ which we use to stamp our leather products, for example - is made by him, in an extensive artisanal process. In his metal workshop, Gilbert melts, moulds, treats and hand polishes the different types of metal until they become their crafted end product. In our case, that is the ROOTS & SOUL logo stamp. He is a very happy and goodhearted guy. Technology is catching up on him, which is why we want to support his business and honour his talent and the craft that he is keeping alive.
The Weaving Workshop
Visiting this workshop feels like visiting a group of old friends. In their weaving-mill, Huber and Lilia provide a happy and safe workplace for an amazing group of women. They treat each other (and us) like family and even though their job isn't easy, you are very likely to find them chatting, laughing and cracking jokes. Huber, Lilia and their team weave beautiful and complex patterns by hand and also by foot! (by using pedals at the same time). The entire weaving process, from a single thread to a throw or a blanket, is completely done by hand. It is an intensive and valuable process that deserves a fair price as much as true appreciation.
The Leather Workshop Colombia
We met Catalina while searching for new artisans in Colombia. She is a very talented young woman, who makes beautiful accessories of high quality. We have worked together with her to create new designs and expand our leather collection, using organic canvas and vegetable tanned leather. Catalina runs her own business and is very consistent and skilled. We love to support her business and talent.
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"Roots & Soul founders Bart and Flora started chasing their dreams in 2013 when they decided to quit their jobs and move to Central America. There they combined their passion for yoga, surfing and beach life with living in the jungle and running an eco-lodge. On their travels Bart and Flora were amazed by the quality and beauty of handmade local craftwork. Their believe in small-scale production, in honoring the talent of handwork and craftsmanship, and shared aspiration to design sustainable products that are fit for the beach lifestyle, led them to start Roots & Soul in 2014.
Roots & Soul believes in combining Western design with the skills and talent of local craftsmen we encounter around the world. We further believe in co-creation, in responsible business and in respecting nature. We are focussed on high quality products and small-scale production.
Roots & Soul offers genuine handmade goods, created from carefully selected materials, piece by piece. We have a passion for craftsmanship, and we stay away from industrial production. Working together with talented craftsmen and artisans, we try to design products that are beautiful, well-made, unique and sustainable.
We are inspired by our travels, nature, surfing, meeting people and connecting with them. Oh, and we love to chase the sun!"
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