Hand Crafted Artisanal Handbags Individually Made
Our natural fibers may be coarser in size than synthetics, but they are no less soft, thus our name Coarse Cloth.
Our Manual, Dubied Knitting Machine
The Dubied Company out of Switzerland produced some of the finest manual operation industrial machines used in the textile industry. The company finally closed its doors in1988.
Our Fine Merino Yarns
We source our yarns from the renowned Italian mill Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia known for their high quality, environmental consciousness and concern for animal welfare.
Our Design Process
Collections explore the uniqueness created by crafting each handbag individually and combining handstitching and machine sewing to further enhance this quality.
Knitting & Crocheting the Panels
Each handbag is individually knitted and crocheted prior to felting, creating a seamless body.
Felting is a labor intensive process. A wooden form maintains each bag’s shape while it dries. Loose fibers are then removed by mechanical actions including brushing, trimming and shaving. Bags are treated with lanolin after felting and set upside down to dry. The lanolin treatment moisturizes the fibers and fills in any lanolin that may have been removed during the wool processing to this point.
Our lining patterns are cut by hand keeping waste to a minimum. The lining fabric is a soft and sturdy blend of linen and cotton. All GOTS certified organic.
All of our hardware is custom designed for us and lacquer finished for beauty and durability. Zippers are YKK, US made.