The wristlet travel purse is the ideal size for your passport, boarding pass, and cell phone. It has two interior pockets for your credit cards and cash. Slip the detachable onto your wrist to keep your hands free while traveling, or stash the purse in a larger bag so your passport and travel documents stay organized and easy to find. The travel purse also makes a great pencil case. The wristlet strap may be detached and used as an attractive keychain. This wristlet features cork fabric in turquoise, with sturdy interfacing to hold its shape and organic cotton lining printed with the original Silvania Fauna de la Costa print. Gold-plated metal hardware.
Cork is a truly sustainable material because the cork oak tree is left standing in the process of harvesting the bark. Cork bark is gently removed every decade or so without causing any damage to the cork tree. The bark is then boiled in water to make it pliable and dyed or printed to add color. Cork fabric is water-resistant, durable, and light-weight, making it a great alternative to leather.
The lining fabric in this purse is made with organic pima cotton from Peru and printed with the original Silvania print "Fauna de la Costa". Silvia, Silvania's founder, was inspired by ancient Peruvian depictions of shore birds, fish, and frogs when she created this print.
Details Made by Georgia in her Portland, Oregon studio.
Dimensions: 4" tall x 8 ¾" wide 1 ½" deep. Opening is 7 ¼".
Exterior content: cork fabric harvested and processed in Portugal.
Purse lining content: 97% organic Peruvian pima cotton, 3% spandex woven and printed in Lima, Peru.
Interfacing fabric content: 100% polyester.
Care Instructions To clean the cork exterior, spot clean with a cloth soaked in warm water and dish soap. To clean the interior, pull the lining inside-out and spot clean with water and fabric detergent as necessary.
Fabric: This cork fabric comes from a MB Cork, a distributor in Rio Maior, a municipality in central Portugal. The organic Peruvian pima cotton lining was woven by Bergman Rivera, pioneers in the production of organic cotton textiles in Peru. Bergman Rivera was the first company in Latin America to be certified under Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S), a certification that not only guarantees the traceability organic cotton, but also sets a standard of fair treatment of every person involved in the production of fabric.
Printing: The lining fabric was printed with fiber-reactive dyes at MFC Textiles in Lima, Peru.
Sewing: Cut and sewn by Georgia in her Portland, Oregon studio.