Round Water Hyacinth Handbag


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Eichhornia turned into art: round water hyacinth handbag

This handwoven round water hyacinth handbag measures approximately 30 x 10 cm. It comes with a cotton lining, strap handle, and zipper. The artisan weaves this purse by hand from dried water hyacinth fibers. This material is incredibly durable and low maintenance.

A few young designers felt inspired by the natural thickness, supple texture, and durable strength of the water hyacinth. They set out to create new products from this material. In Thailand, this mainly results in handbags and purses. But, we’re also starting to see cup holders, placemats, floor mats, and even fashion items.

The standard water hyacinth is a pest plant in most of the tropical regions, suffocating waterways around the globe. So, this causes significant problems for local transport, harming the local flora and fauna. You might have seen the water hyacinth in your local gardening center. As a floating water plant, they have become increasingly popular in the last decade. They do well in our moderate climate zone as an ornamental for the summer pond. Don’t worry, though. While this plant is invasive in most tropical regions, it stands no chance of surviving our cold European winters.

These water hyacinth bags are the current trend in the sustainable fashion industry. Ever-innovative, but with an eye for detail, beauty, and comfort.

Stay in trend!

These handbags will give you that beach or city flair you’ve wanted to achieve all summer. The cotton lining makes for a soft yet durable interior. The body’s material, made from handwoven strands of dried water hyacinth fiber, is resistant to all weather conditions. After applying a clear-coated varnish, these products get an irresistible natural sheen.

Try one out, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Please check out our other models as well; they come in all shapes and sizes.