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Colombian Mochila Bag & Ethical Fur Collar

CATEGORY: FASHION

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When Ruth from Fique Arte contacted me several weeks ago to feature one of their handmade mochila bag, I could not be more excited. One of the main reasons why I started Currently Wearing was to feature up-and-coming designers. Fique Arte is based in Colombia, their mochila bags are hand woven and take up to three days to create. Artisans use natural fiber called “Sisal” which is eco-friendly and completely biodegradable. The fiber is a bit rough at touch at the beginning and the longer you wear it, the softer it gets. Colombia is also leading producer of Sisal fiber in the World. Most of their mochilas are colorful but I wanted to go for a classic bag that I could use often.

You have probably noticed that I like to wear fur in winter. Winters are cold in Czech Republic and you need to keep warm. As much as I love fur, I don’t buy new fur. I know that fur is a very sensitive topic and you are either pro or against wearing fur. I wear fur that is food industry by-product such as sheepskin or rabbit fur.

The first time I heard about ethical fur, I thought someone was pulling my leg. Fur and ethical? How is that possible? Well, ask Tallis! Their fur accessories are made by using by-product, reclaimed, surplus or vintage fur. Their furs are SAGA certified, which means that they come from higher welfare certified fur farms.

This fur collar is a very versatile accessory. You can wear it either as a collar or as a headpiece. I like both versions and depending on my mood I wear it one or the other  way. Which style do you like more?


OUTFIT:

Tallis Moritz Maxi worn as a headband and scarf, Fique Arte Mochila bag, Maddison turtleneck, Caroll pants, Gabor shoes.

Photo by Alexander Ramp.


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4 Comments
  • Sarah-Allegra
    06.12.2016

    What a great look, girl! I really adore that cute bag!

    xx Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

    • Miri
      07.12.2016

      Thank you, Sarah-Allegra! The bag is just gorgeous!
      X
      Miri

  • Lindsey
    06.12.2016

    Your bag is incredible! And wow – it’s handwoven and can take up to three days to complete? That’s amazing. I had never heard of ethical fur either – but I am very happy to hear it exists. I always love the way fur looks, but it is such a sensitive topic… as you said. However, Tallis sounds like they are doing a wonderful job creating their accessories! I love it both as a headband and scarf!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • Miri
      06.12.2016

      Thank you, Lindsey!
      X
      Miri

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