Beauty got out of hand!

 – Water Hyacinth Fiber –

Our collection of artisan handbags at Metiisto Fashion contains purses and clutches made from all types of alternative materials. One such material is water hyacinth fiber. Eichhornia crassipes is a water plant that has spread across our planet, for better or for worse. Turning dried strands of this material into water hyacinth textile allows for the creation of water hyacinth handbags.

Handwoven Handbags – Young Designer’s Creative Dreams

A few young designers felt inspired by the natural thickness, supple texture, and durable strength of the water hyacinth fiber. So, they set out to create new handmade fashion accessories from this material, which in Thailand mainly results in handbags and purses.

We’re now also starting to see cup holders, placemats, floor mats, and other fashion accessories. There’s currently even water hyacinth clothing available on the market!

The artisan hand-weaves this purse from dried water hyacinth textile. As a result, they are durable and easy to maintain. All bags come with a cotton lining and strap handle, making them easy to carry.

Water Hyacinth Details

It often thrives in aquatic environments with high nutrition. Here, they actively filter impurities from the water. Their large biomass also prevents evaporation through shading. However, this plant grows so fast it gets out of control. So, it clogs up waterways and dams. Because of this, it has adverse effects on local transport, while also suppressing local fauna and flora. Making water hyacinth handbags is the ideal solution!

You will see the water hyacinth in your local gardening center as an ornamental water plant. So, they have become very popular in the last decade.

In our climate, however, it stands no chance of surviving the cold winters.

Water Hyacinth Flowers with leaves
Heron in Water Hyacinth Pond
Water Hyacinth Flower Detail

The use of water hyacinth in sustainable fashion is no longer a dream. Read all about it here!

Artisan Handbag Fashion!

These water hyacinth handbags will give you that beach or city slick 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 resilient to all weather conditions.

After applying a clear-coated varnish, the water hyacinth fibers become water-resistant, giving them an irresistible natural sheen.

Please take a look at our water hyacinth handbags. Try one out! You’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Photography of Eichhornia fields and bird wildlife by Joshua J Cotton on Unsplash