Smile every time you reach for change: the colourful DHILO purse is made from intricately handwoven traditional Nepali dhaka fabric with leather zip pull.
Care instructions: Do not submerge in water. Avoid direct heat. Treat with care.
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Our beautifully patterned fine woven dhaka fabric is sourced from a local distributor in Kathmandu who sells these geometric designs made by rural weavers far and wide in Nepal, including rural villages in Palpa, West Nepal. The fabrics are usually made in batches by one weaver, making them difficult to reproduce - which makes each design unique. Read our blog post about dhaka weaving here. Our leather is sourced from a small family tannery in Kolkata and road-freighted to Kathmandu in bulk, to be used for all our leather and suede products; all chemicals used in the process are contained and reprocessed within the water treatment facility on site. Leather is the traditional material for 3rd wedding anniversary gifts.
Handmade by a small Nepalese workshop affiliated with the Nepal Leprosy Trust, who employ marginalised people, giving them opportunities through work. AURA QUE have worked with the team since 2006 developing new products, improving skills and providing equipment for the workshop. As a World Fair Trade Organisation certified member, the workshop give their employees a fair living wage, health care benefits and monthly contributions to their children's school fees. Learn more about the World Fair Trade Organisation here. AURA QUE products are individually handcrafted and the unique story behind each AURA QUE product enhances its charm!