Traditional techniques meet modern design with SLATE + SALT’s collection of one-of-a-kind pieces. Founded by Lyndsay, a travel junkie who fell in love with the people, cultures and craftsmanship she encountered exploring off the beaten path villages across Southeast Asia. She shares an ever-evolving selection of designs from her personal relationships with talented artisans in 14 countries and counting!
These truly one of a kind bags feature a blue, hand dyed batik pattern, shell embellishments, and cotton fringe. They are adorned with multi colored vintage fabrics from deconstructed traditional Hmong costumes. There is no doubt this clutch will get more comments than any handbag you already own!
- Material: Batik cotton, black cotton lining + Vintage Hmong Fabrics
- Measurements: L 11" x H 8.5"
- Details: Interior zippered pocket + Magnetic closure
- Handmade with love in Thailand
- Due to the vintage nature of materials, multi colored fabrics and fringe colors vary making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.
Who are the Hmong? They are an Asian ethnic group from the mountain regions of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Originally from southern China, the Hmong gradually migrated south during the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more workable land. Today, many Hmong are located in the remote thick forests and mountains of the northern Thai regions and are well integrated into Thai society. They are rich in culture, family, and art and are distinctive in their fabric patterns and vibrant costumes. The Hmong tribal groups have expressed their faith, belief and way of life into each piece of fabric, making each piece come to life with an amazing history behind it!
While expanding your fashion collection globally you will be supporting the developing communities of the Hmong women of Thailand. We work closely with our artisan partners to ensure that all items are produced in ethical, fair labor, and child labor free work environments. We pride ourselves in our quality control, and work closely with our partners to ensure their goods meet the needs of customers worldwide. We believe that granting access to the global marketplace is one way to generate growth in their local communities as well as individual economic independence.