Just like it says in its name, the Tube and Fabric Tote Bag gives you the best of both sustainable materials; rubber tyre tube and durries from cotton sarees.
We repurpose cotton sarees by handcrafting them into durries; strips of cotton woven together. Rubber patches are cut into shape and stitched with the durries, crafting an attractive contrast of black with multi-coloured fabric. Multiple pockets make this bag a boon for those who like their stuff well-organised. (Don’t we all?) The inside opens into a zippered pouch, an open pouch, two pen slots, and a dedicated pouch for your water bottle/ coffee mug.
Lively reds or cool blues – choose from two colour variants we have. Whether you’re stepping out for a brunch with friends or for a quick shopping trip, this upcycled fabric tote bag will seamlessly complement your outfit, be it a saree or your favourite pair of T-shirt and jeans.
Dimensions of Tube and Durrie Tote Bag
- Length – 16 inches/ 40.6 cm
- Width – 4 inches/ 10.1 cm
- Depth – 14 inches/ 35.5 cm
- Type – Tote Bag
- Size – Regular
- Material – Upcycled Cotton, Tyre Tube
- Colour – Red, Blue
- Number of Main Compartments – 1
- Compartment Closure – Zip
- Handles – Double Rubber Strap
- Inner Pockets – 1 Open Pocket, 1 Zippered Pouch, 2 Pen Slots, 1 Water Bottle Pouch
As upcycled and repurposed products are usually handcrafted, each piece is a unique one. Since no two products are identical, you may find slight variations in the way they appear. Thus, the pattern of the bag may vary depending on the cotton material available with us. However, the primary colour, design and quality will be uniform.
Durrie Bag Making Process:
We at Rimagined believe that traditional weaving and craft forms are windows to our rich heritage of culture and ancient wisdom and that they must be preserved. One of these methods is the “Khesh” weaving technique, originating in West Bengal, in Tagore’s Shantiniketan.
This time-tested method of “Khesh” weaving is a beautiful textile process involving the utilisation of old cotton sarees to create something gorgeous while giving these sarees a new lease of life. This woven textile is commonly known as Durries and it is the very same woven cotton textile, we use to create our Durrie Bag Range of upcycled products.
We select the most colourful durries of the lot to handcraft these upcycled woven cotton sheets to create these vibrant bags, to add a pop of colour to your closet! With these upcycled Durrie bags, we give you something that you can be especially proud of because in essence, this bag is created using an exceptional notion of creating upcycled products out of upcycled sustainable material.
Prajakta Wasnik –
Yaaaayyyyy!!!!! The bag is perfect. I absolutely Love Love Love it. And i am proud to buy from you guys. Moreover, what a beautiful gesture of sending me a clutch. I Loved it too. May you guys grow by leaps and bounds. Sending all the Gratitude and Strength towards you and your team. ?
P.S- My mother has her eyes on the clutch. ?
– Prajakta Wasnik
Nilima Mohite –
“A purchase for myself I am proud of.
Presenting a 90% upcycled Sling Bag by @rimagined
These days I love to sling this big bag which houses all my stuff and still looks cool.
When I tell friends its made from tyres and sarees they take a 2nd, 3rd look. Did you too scroll through all photos again after reading this ?
Highlights of this bag by Rimagined:
-Big & spacious yet looks sleek. Sturdy too.
-Can be used in 3 ways. Sling, one shoulder or handbag
-Its exterior is made from tyres and old sarees
-Its a Vegan brand. I dont use leather & hence wary of resin based bags too
-Since sides are made from recycled tyres fraying around corners not possible easily
-Vibrant colors. Old sarees are cut, made into strings and handwoven to make these long sheets. Check their durries and throws on website.
-Though made using tyres its not heavy.
-The insides are thoughtfully designed too. It even has a pocket to keep your bottle upright. Yay #byoc made simple
-It can fit a sleek laptop too. All those I first showed it to thought its a laptop bag. Have to test it with a laptop.
-The belts, clips, zipper are high quality
-The bag expands as per its contents
-Wide base which makes it sit upright always
-They take custom orders too
-Since I had requested waterproof layer inside they specifically added it to my bag. Tried & tested in rains for many days. Inside its always dry.
It might seem weird but I dont go crazy for bags, shoes, makeup or jewellery 🤷
So when my 4yr old Cloth sling bag started fraying at all corners I started looking around for Bags. I thought why not look at something eco-friendly.
I had seen @sonikabhasin ‘s @rimagined bag and she helped me with an honest review. On Rimagined’s website I saw the WhatsApp message option & sent a message immediately. The founder Shailaja very sweetly replied. I told her my requirements: I am a mom of two & have recently started practicing #consciousliving so I carry lots of stuff, need something waterproof, want a sling bag, should be big but shouldn’t look bulky.
She showed me a new design which would suit my requirements and she can customise to make it waterproof. She even let me customise the inside pockets, choose colors. I loved the whole attention to detail & customer requirements by Shailaja. The bag was ready in 2-3 days & delivered in a week. It came packed in cloth bag & the courier cover was also thick cloth(manjarpat).
The first 3 photos are with all my stuff inside the bag including a 750ml Tupperware bottle, mosquito repellent cream, cutlery set, folding cup, 5 pens, extra big bag, extra masks, my business cards,etc . The 5th photo is of posing with an empty bag when it arrived. Shailaja thank you! It fits all my stuff and I am sure I can add more too 😉 The last photo is of my 4yr old Cloth Sling Bag which I bought at an exhibition in Mulund & now giving it away in donation.”