Expandable Shibori Bag

By Ando


* Required Fields

Add to Wishlist


Expand this Japanese-designed bag from pocket-sized to tote-sized in seconds. Whether you use it as an expandable grocery bag or a wristlet for a night out, Shibori Bags expand and contract with grace.

  • Materials: Polyester
  • Care: Hand wash gently and lay flat to dry. Avoid stretching when wet in order to retain shape
  • Handmade using special Japanese Shibori technique
  • Durable but lightweight construction
  • Compact design expands and stretches
  • Holds up to 25 lbs.
  • Stretches to a maximum size of 16” x 15”
  • Made in Japan
  • Dimensions: Empty: 7.8" x 7" x 1"; Expanded: 16" x 15"; Handle: 12"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb.

35 Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

Sorted by Rating

I like it!

12/10/2017 by Judith

My only criticism is that it expands with the addition of the lightest item. I wish it were made with a material that was stiffer so that the small size could be used effectively.More > < Less


Cute bag

7/14/2017 by Reddy

I like the style of this bag and the quality appears to be good, but I was disappointed in the size. It is quite small when empty. The size of a travel purse, which is exactly the reason I bought it. However, it is a lot smaller than what appears on the picture with the model. When stretched to its capacity,the "flowers" disappear, not like pictured. It would probably hold as much as a small plastic bag from the grocery store. Nice concept but rather disappointing!More > < Less


Does not seem to stretch as far as picture

6/15/2017 by Nancy

Was planning to use as a vegetable bag for farmers market but is not big enough. I will give away as a gift.


Not what I expected. Extremely small.

1/7/2019 by Pam

This item is not as pictured. It is so small it is basically useless. Wish I could return :( as I will probably never use.



5/30/2017 by Kathy

Didn't expand as much as I'd hoped for.

Items 31 to 35 of 35 total

The little bag that’s ready for big jobs.

About Ando

Transformer Tote

These Japanese bags go from pocket-sized to tote-sized on command, and they look beautiful while they’re at it.

Shibori Bags’ elaborate, scrunchy finish stretches and morphs into an expandable grocery bag, a wristlet for your essentials, or an ad-hoc pouch for last-minute errands.

Each bag is actually handmade. The cloth is tightly bound around penny-sized rings, washed, then steamed to get those disk-like wrinkles. The results are intriguing, and almost hypnotic to watch crunch and expand.

And because Shibori Bags are so light and petite, you can always keep them handy. Stash one in your glove compartment or pocket. It’s even inconspicuous enough to carry inside your main purse.

Embrace wrinkles and watch this bag stretch to fit your need.