Hand Dyed Denim
The Hand-Dyed Denim Sardine Pouch is made with reverse-printed Indigo Cross/Natural Indigo Dye, so that the inside of the bag is printed while the outside is solid blue. The canvas is first block printed with the Cross pattern using mud paste that acts as a resist, so that the Crosses stay white during dyeing. To reach the perfect shade of dark blue, the canvas is then hand-dipped into the natural indigo vat (bath) up to 20 times. A lot of labor yields a natural denim blue that fades as you wear it, revealing the texture of the fabric like a great pair of jeans.*
*Please note that due to the nature of the material, there will be some places on the outside of the bag that have small white spots. This is where the mud-past resist was on the fabric and is a natural characteristic of a handmade textile. See CARE + WEAR instructions for more details on natural indigo.
The Sardine is a mini pouch that functions perfectly as a toiletry bag or pencil case. Take it on vacation or your daily commute.
Naturally Dyed 18oz. Indigo Cross/Denim Cotton Canvas
Brass YKK Zipper
Vegetable-Tanned Leather Zipper Pull
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Size + Details
10”H x 2”D x 7”W
Care + Wear
Spot clean with water and mild detergent, avoiding leather pull. Hang dry in the shade, as sunlight will fade the dye. Store item in a dark place.
Natural indigo-dyed fabric naturally releases dye for the first few washings. The fade brings out the grain of the fabric, creating a traditional "denim" look.
Before the first washings, indigo will rub off onto light-colored fabrics. Take note when choosing what to wear with this item.
We offer customized monograms, hand-embossed at our studio in Brooklyn. To add a Monogram, first select "Add to Cart" above to purchase your product and then navigate to one of the below links to add the monogram:
Monogram Tags are hand-riveted and attach to your bag by ball-chain. Tags can also be purchased separately.