This beautiful large tote bag is lovingly handmade by our employee Ms Um Ali from handwoven fabric. It has one large compartment. The two straps are soft yet sturdy and long enough to wear the bag over your shoulder. We are weaving the robust fabric for the bag by hand from yarn that we source from second hand sweaters. The fabric is then cut into shape and assembled into the finished bag all by hand. Therefore each item is unique. The patterns and colors as well as the decorative tassels follow Bedouin traditions. Wherever you take this bag, you take a little piece of Jordan with you. That can be at a day at the beach or a picnic in nature or your daily grocery shopping.
If you would like a different design, size or color palette we would be happy to create your personal fashion piece for you. Please get in touch through our custom order form. For more inspiration check our Instagram and Facebook page.
Our products are handmade by underprivileged women in Jordan. We employ Bedouins and refugees as well as vulnerable women in general. We are empowering these women by teaching them a craft and supporting them to create their own livelihoods. Their work for LUMEYO creates a sense of purpose and pride in knowing that their Bedouin tradition find new purpose and inspire their daughters to learn a craft that can sustain them.
Reviving Bedouin Tradition
Before Bedouin women would weave the fabric for their Bedouin tents, carpets, decoration, and saddle bags on the ground loom. It was an essential for supporting their families. Through moving from their lives in tents to houses and the men becoming involved in tourism, their craft lost purpose and appreciation. It meant women would not pass the craft on to the next generation anymore. By creating new designs and opening up new markets, appreciation for their work is returning. With this we are bringing economic independence and revival of the weaving tradition in underdeveloped areas of Jordan.
We gain the yarn for our products by recycling threads from second hand sweaters. Sourcing materials for our products this way is not only environmentally friendly, it also creates work locally and guarantees that each product is unique. Constant quality control ensures the production of beautiful sustainable items that will last a lifetime.
Our products are fully handmade. The threads are recycled by hand then spun traditionally in a yarn suitable for weaving. The fabric is handwoven on the ground loom. Then the item is finished also by hand. From Jordan, with love.