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POCHAMPALLY IPAD CONVERTIBLE

by EST WST Collective

Santa Cruz CA United States

POCHAMPALLY IPAD CONVERTIBLE

Santa Cruz CA United States

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$68


Made from Indian Ikat hand woven in rural South India from organic cotton yarn, this Pochampally sling bag is ethically produced and friendly for the environment.
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The detachable cotton strap on the Convertible Tablet Sleeve allows it to be worn as a bag or used as a sleeve. The sleeve fits a full size iPad or Tablet in a standard case or can be used as a compartment for your favorite book or notebook on the go. The inside of the bag is lined with 100% waterproof recycled material. A separate compartment offers plenty of room for a wallet, phone or passport with an additional enclosed pocket to keep small belongings organized. Perfect for keeping your essentials safe and organized inside a larger bag, or carried separately as a lightweight sling on the go. Recycled waterproof lining Recycled shock-resistant foam Hand woven Pochampally Ikat Vegan leather TEXTILE Pochampally Ikat The tradition of weaving tie dye (Ikat) dates back somewhere between the 5th and 7th century in India. The famous Ajanta Caves from this time period depict wall paintings that appear to feature ikats. Due to the demand created by the Nizam Rulers of the region, and their trade of ikat, rural villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have developed the craft particularly well depending almost exclusively on the trade for their livelihood. Each weaving village is a sustainable ecosystem with separate homes specializing in an element of production. The 12 step process involves sketching the design on the yarn and dying each section by hand before weaving, thus creating a tie dye effect on a completely hand woven textile. Unfortunately, the craft is quickly vanishing with the rise in machine woven textiles. Additionally, most weavers work under a master weaver, who owns the loom and the land, requiring intensive hours for very little pay (as low as $50/month). Faced with poverty, weavers are forced to withdraw loans from their master weaver, despite interest rates of up to 40%. Weavers become bound to their looms in a constant effort to pay off their debt. Tragically, this has resulted in high degree of depression and suicide in rural Andhra Pradesh. EST WST Collective ikat is hand woven in a fair-wage, salary-based cooperative of weavers in rural Andhra Pradesh, using 100% organic cotton. CAUSE The use of EST WST ikat supports fair wage opportunities for weavers in Andhra Pradesh. In our collective, weavers are paid a monthly salary and offered profit sharing opportunities based on time as opposed to quantity woven. Additionally, due to the overwhelming rate of suicide among conventional cotton farmers in India, we’ve encouraged our weavers in Andhra Pradesh to use exclusively organic cotton and azo-free dyes. This bag features traditional ikat hand woven in rural South India from 100% organic cotton. By purchasing this product you’re providing fair-wage work to rural weavers in South India and saving enough fresh water for somebody to drink for a year.
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Profit Share
    In our commitment to sustainable rural development, a dollar of each EST WST product is contributed to our Rural Development Fund.
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    Hand Made
      All of our products are handwoven.
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      Cruelty Free
        Use of vegan leather.
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        Recycled
          We use biodegradable pu leather as well as waterproof lining and shock resistant foam, which are both manufactured from recycled materials.
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          Organic
            Made from certified organic cotton.
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            Natural Materials
              Our products are made from natural materials like wool, bamboo, hemp, nettle and certified organic cotton.
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              Non-Toxic
                We use azo-free dyes.
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                Fair Trade
                  We support the preservation of culture and the development of economic opportunity in rural regions through sustainable microenterprise development, clean energy and education.
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                  Shipping We drop-ship through USPS and UPS. Rates are based on size, weight and dimension. Flat rate may also be applied at $15 for the first product and $4 for each product thereafter.
                  Returns EST WST Collective will gladly accept returns and exchanges on all items in like-new condition. Please keep original packaging and return unworn and unwashed. Any product showing signs of wear cannot be accepted. Please contact returns@estwstcollective.com for questions or issues with a product you have received. EST WST Collective products are handmade and many of our textiles are handwoven in rural villages. Due to the handmade nature of our goods, each product is one-of-a-kind and minor inconsistencies are common. 1 Year Warranty EST WST Collective will replace any bag that shows signs of defect in the first year of use. General or heavy wear will not be covered and EST WST Collective reserves the right to decline a claim if it is clear the product was misused or used beyond it’s intended purpose. (Example: Carrying a bowling ball in a convertible case). Contact returns@estwstcollective.com for information on filing a claim. Shipping Returns Please provide order number and a detailed explanation for your return including the date that you purchased the item(s) from www.estwstcollective.com. For full refund, product must be shipped within 14 days of receipt. All merchandise must be received in a like-new condition. If products show signs of wear or washing a return cannot be issued. Shipping charges are non-refundable and if a return is received which is “non-returnable” it will be sent back to the customer at their expense. Please include your original packing slip and invoice with your return. EST WST will cover all shipping for approved returns and exchanges within the contiguous 48 states. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii are responsible for shipping costs associated with a return or exchange. International Customers - International customers are responsible for all shipping costs associated with returns and exchanges. Ship returns using a reputable shipping company that allows for package tracking. Please insure your goods, as EST WST Collective is not responsible for items lost in transit. All packages must be sent to: EST WST Collective Attn: Returns 5200 Glen Haven Rd. Santa Cruz, CA 95073 Please allow a week for us to process your return. Thank you, EST WST Collective
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