What’s in my bag? The minimalist edition

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I think I have finally found it. The one. The bag to end all fruitless window shopping and mistaken purchases. The bag I will carry, with serenity and style, to the grave. Of course I have thought this before, and subsequently been mistaken, but I think this bag is a real keeper.

Designed in Australia, then hand-woven in Madagascar using locally-grown and sustainably sourced raffia (an un-dyed plant fibre from the raffia palm), Tanora bags have a timeless simplicity, softly worn aesthetic and clean-lined design I just love. Committed to conserving the traditional hand-looming techniques and craftsmanship of Madagascan weavers, Tanora ensures fair-trade conditions and pay for workers, while providing customers with a sustainable, transparent, and single-origin supply chain, making it easy to shop with confidence and in full knowledge of the human and environmental impacts of your purchases. What’s not to love about this brand?

 

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This is Edition #2 of the What’s in my bag? series, celebrating the simplicity of a minimalist aesthetic, the power of good design, and the pleasure of only carrying the bare essentials with you.

This is my bag, and it’s current contents, unabridged. Whether I am stepping off the train at Circular Quay on the way to work, sitting in a cafe eating fruit toast and cradling coffee on a Saturday morning, or browsing a vintage market on a Sunday afternoon, you’ll never find me without these essential pieces of paraphernalia.

There is a saying that you are what you consume, and I think this is very true, in all senses of the phrase.

I hope I am, like the things I choose to carry through life, timeless, thoughtful and beautiful.

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Tanora woven bag (https://www.tanora.com.au)

Fressko tea flask (https://madebyfressko.com/au/)

House of Marley head phones (https://www.thehouseofmarley.com.au)

Alan Hollinghurst’s newest release, ‘The Sparsholt Affair’ (https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-sparsholt-affair)

U-Konserve cutlery (https://www.ukonserve.com/bamboo-utensils)

Aesop ‘reverence’ hand balm (https://www.aesop.com/us/p/body/hand/reverence)

Rust buffalo hide purse (http://www.boheme.net.au)

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