Expandable Shibori Bag

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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.
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The little bag that’s ready for big jobs.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Susan

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Shibori Bags to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Kimberly
    5/9/2017 10:44 AM

    How much weight can one of these bags hold before ripping?

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    5/9/2017 11:04 AM

    @Kimberly Thank you for your question! These bags are more than reliable to hold up to 25lbs each. They will surprise you with how much you can actually stuff inside!

  • Kathryn
    5/9/2017 11:08 AM

    Does the bag have to be washed to return it to the original small size and shape?

  • Alessandra
    Alessandra – Grommet Team
    5/9/2017 12:01 PM

    @Kathryn Hi Kathryn, no it will return to its original shape after each use without washing. If you do want to wash it simply hand wash it gently and lay it flat to dry in order to retain shape and stretch!

  • tobey
    5/9/2017 11:36 AM

    Does the bag have a certain amount of washing or wearings before the steamed and tied method begins to give way?

  • Alessandra
    Alessandra – Grommet Team
    5/9/2017 12:04 PM

    @tobey Hi Tobey, the bag will tend to stretch some with time, but it really depends on how much weight is kept in it and for how long at a time (if it's stored with weight inside vs being used periodically day to day). The best way to keep its original shape is to avoid stretching the material when wet, and if it does get wet simply lay flat to dry and avoid putting weight in it when wet.

  • Amy
    5/9/2017 11:38 AM

    What kind of materials is this made from? Is it vegan?

  • Alessandra
    Alessandra – Grommet Team
    5/9/2017 12:05 PM

    @Amy it is made from polyester and thread, no animal materials are used in its manufacture

  • Genie
    5/9/2017 11:54 AM

    Does it go back to it's normal design after you have used it completely full for a time?

  • Alessandra
    Alessandra – Grommet Team
    5/9/2017 12:06 PM

    @Genie yes, the bag will stretch back into its original shape use after use. The best way to keep its characteristic stretch is to simply avoid putting any weight in it when wet, otherwise the unique steaming technique should remain over time.

  • Genie
    5/9/2017 1:36 PM

    @Alessandra Thank you

  • Andrea
    5/9/2017 12:56 PM

    What are the dimensions of the small bag before it is filled?

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    5/9/2017 1:14 PM

    @Andrea the dimensions are:

    Empty: 7.8" x 7" x 1"

    Expanded: 16" x 15"

    Handle: 12"

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.