In-store visits by appointment only: Tuesday through Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Appointments can be made online by clicking "Book Store Visit". Tortoise is closed Mondays. Please allow 3-5 business days for online orders to be processed and shipped out. Same-day curbside pick-up is available for orders made during store pick-up hours (Tuesday - Sunday 11 am to 4 pm), but customers must first be notified by email when order is ready. Tortoise is CLOSED for the New Year, January 1st - 4th and will re-open January 5th, 2021.

TEMBEA Canvas Bag Pop-Up / FRI February 28th - SUN April 5th 2020

"Carry baguettes and organize books. Stack newspapers and store toys. Pack for a trip; gather your produce. Bike to work; walk to school. Each bag has its function." - TEMBEA

TEMBEA in Swahili means "to wander".   Made from a special cotton canvas treated with paraffin - a type of wax that repels water - TEMBEA yarn is made from meticulously combed cotton fibers, made extra strong and firm through this combing process, also giving the yarn a distinctive, lustrous appearance. Woven on 50+ year old shuttle looms, the resulting TEMBEA canvas has a solid selvage edge that only betters with age.


We are happy to host a special pop-up of TEMBEA bags starting February 28th to April 5th.  A wide variety of bags will be available for purchase so please come and see them!


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