When Rough & Tumble asked if we wanted to collaborate on a bag of our own, of course we said YEEEESSS! And, when we asked the coveted Les Indiennes textiles if we could use their beautiful fabric for the flap of the bag, much to our glee, they said yes! We’ve been fans of Rough & Tumble for years (and have recently been selling their beautiful accessories) and have admired and sold Les Indiennes products for a decade, so this collaboration was a natural progression, one which we’re THRILLED about.
The “Blanche + Mimi” bag was specifically chosen for its versatility (but let’s be real, the visual appeal is what drives us) - an ideal size and wonderful for everyday, as a travel, work or baby bag. The 3 in 1 is creatively adjustable (with beautiful Rough & Tumble custom hardware) to serve as a backpack, crossbody and shoulder bag. There are multiple outside and inside pockets along with a key fob to seal the deal. Please see description below for more details.
Rough & Tumble bags are a combination of two cultures–Italian leather “meets" local artisans in Brunswick, Maine, who work with great precision and care to create the company’s pieces. The Rough & Tumble design outpost was first housed in Natasha Durham's home, a 1929 church on a mountain in Maine. The company’s collections emphasize a feeling of rugged meets understated luxury, meets practical. There is an inherent beauty in a one of a kind piece and at Rough & Tumble, there is a commitment to the extra effort this entails. This signature mix of smart utility and curated materials marks an enduring vision of authentic and trend-free design.
Les Indiennes' fabrics are another merging of two cultures–designed in Hudson, NY and hand block printed in a tiny village in Southern India on organic sunbleached pure Indian cotton. Each fabric is printed using hand-carved teak blocks and natural dyes derived from local plants, roots, earth and rock–the ancient art of Kalamkari. The whole process is pollution free and part of the traditional lifestyle of the community. Mary Mulcahy (the creative force behind Les Indiennes) had a vivid picture in mind of the textiles she wanted to bring into life, while providing fair trade employment for many local families, now for many years. This vision led her to create Les Indiennes.
We believe that the merging of the gorgeous Rough & Tumble leather meeting the Les Indiennes fabric is a great “marriage” to create the one and only Blanche + Mimi Bag…!
- Back zip pocket
- Crossbody, shoulder, backpack strap
- Easy cinch drawstring closure under the flap
- Antique silver hardware
- Three large pockets
- Waxed canvas & leather interior
- Four large, spacious pockets
- Removable corded leather key fob clip
- Made in Brunswick, Maine USA
- Flap 100% organic cotton block printed in India
- Inside fully lined with waxed canvas and leather
- Italian leather outer
- Height 14” x Width 12.5”
- Strap drop 11”-24.5”
- Top Clinch opening 14.5”
- Depth 7”