The wonderful people at Flechada have sent me their Bohemian Love canvas tote (originally priced at over $200) for a giveaway to one lucky reader.
Flechada, which means “love-struck,” is a young company that features Latin American designers and artisans who create one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, shoes and handbags. Their products include a category of sustainable or eco-friendly items, including this canvas tote.
I was surprised at the size of the beach bag when I received it. Plenty of room for beach towel, clothes, and books… or even a small dog. The tote is made with “caña de fleche,” which is a raw, vegan material found in the palm trees of Colombia. Canvas on the outside, faux leather on the bottom and inside, with interior pockets and an attached zippered case for keeping smaller items sand-free.
The bag is a work of art, really, with handwoven accents made by the Wayuu tribe of the La Guajira Peninsula on the northern coast of Colombia and Venezuela. Flechada strives to support such indigenous communities by showcasing their wares. The Wayuu make their own clothing, bags and hammocks. Apparently, Wayuu women devote 12 days to creating a story for each bag they make. Every design is unique and inspired by the elements of Mother Nature.
Product Giveaway (now closed)
Want to take this bag to the beach? Enter to win by February 14, 2013. Here’s what to do:
- Go to Flechada. com to find your favorite item.
- Leave a comment below this post mentioning your favorite Flechada item. (Be sure to include an email, link or other way of contacting you.)
- Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.
- Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Small work for such a gorgeous bag!