Cottage Bag / Large felt basket / Magazine Rack
- Large felt tote bag, size: Height 15.9 x Width 18.5 x Depth 10.8 inches (H40.5 x W47 x D27.5 cm), weight 1.32 pounds (0.6 kg).
- Made of 3.5mm thick 100% wool industrial felt
- Self-standing ... perfect for magazine rack, laundry basket, storing bag, shopping bag, picnic and travel bag by cars
- Kids & floor friendly because of the lightness and softness of the felt
****The design story:
The idea of designing this bag came from the cottage culture in Finland (where I migrated from Japan) as they spend summer holidays in their second houses, summer cottages. Typically they go shopping on the way to their cottages, and take lots of food and clothes in large bags in their cars. With this light-weight, self-standing, basket-like bag, you can easily carry and keep things during your travel, and also use as a storage bag for your living room / bed room!
- The industrial felt is made and imported from Germany.
- The color of this item is natural dark gray : mixed wool fiber in many shades of grey.
****How it's made:
- The holes of handles are big enough to be held by your hands with gloves on.
- The top part of the bag is double layered and a piece of plywood is in between above the handle for reinforcement, then sewn together
- "zig-zag" sewn at the both sides of the body, and dark blue / black felt tapes are glued on the seams outside the body.
- Press-cutting of felt is done by Finnish company according to my design, and all other works are done by me in my studio in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Spot clean, hand-wash only by sopy warm water (under 30ºC). Not machine washable. (The felt will shrink and you'll have a smaller bag.)
The felt will be worn and pill same as wool sweater over time. You can "shave" its surface by a sharp razor then it will become like new.
- Shipping out in 1-3 business days.
- I will ship this item being folded. Please steam iron with middle temperature keeping small distance from the bag, then it will get the original shape back.
All items from Aika Felt Works are carefully packaged in new materials. This item will be shipped in a postal cardboard box.
*Industrial wool felt
Industrial wool felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers by machines under high temperature and pressure. The surface is smooth, soft and comfortable, and the structure is dense and strong. Wool felt is an eco-friendly, natural material.