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The Story of a Meraki bag

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Ah, you wouldn't even guess how well travelled your bag already is :). Here's a small peek behind the scenes of how our bags are being made

1. The Right leather : We experimented with multiple types of leather, grainy, glossy and realised how much we love eco leather (more about that in a later post) , while some of our bags are still not eco leather but more and more we are gravitating towards eco leather in keeping with our ethos of sustainable fashion. Everytime we try a new leather, this is what we do :)

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

2. Selecting the right style of bags and the bag manufacturing process: So we first get the bag made and then send it to the artists, and now we are also trying the process of getting the leather cut , getting it painted first and then getting the bag made. We love the idea of getting our bags sourced from other women entrepreneurs who manufacture ethically and sustainably and we have chosen two such factories in Gurgaon and Delhi

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

We've also chosen some lovely ikats as the lining inside our bags :)

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

3. Selecting the themes for our collection, the colour pallets and motifs for each of the different colour and style of bags: We've been working on some very interesting themes for our new collection (can't reveal that just yet but the images here might give you an idea)

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

4. The artists then paint the bag based on our process (what colours, varnish, gesso etc to use)

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

And slowly, the motifs begin to emerge

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

5. Final packaging and ready to ship - Finally, we decide how to package the bags, include all the stories about the artists and the bags for you and some nice photoshoots later, your bag is ready to find its way to you :)

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

The Story of a Meraki Bag | Meraki Blog | Handpainted Leather Bags

 

 

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