Tembea X monocle

Tembea means “to wander” in Swahili and this company makes its bags with the same sentiment. The high-quality canvas is designed to grow with you, and soften over the course of your travels. Made with combed cotton fibres to ensure strength and lustre, the fabric is then woven on a 50-year-old loom. The resultant cloth is then carefully coated in paraffin wax to give a waterproof finish, creating a bag built to last.


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