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Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store

Tembea Canvas Bag Medium

Regular price $195 Unit price  per 

Description:
Tembea in Swahili means "to wander".  These sturdy canvas bags are made for daily use. 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. This style comes with two handles and one long shoulder strap.  There is a zipper closure inside that let's you secure your belongings, and one large outer pocket to store things like a phone and a notebook for easy access. Built to carry books, groceries, art supplies, and all your belongings on the go!

Variation:
Available in red, black and mustard.

History:
Tembea was founded in 2004, with the mission to make bags for a specific purpose.  Some of their bags are for bread, while others for toys, textbooks, vegetables and so on.  However, due to the simplicity and structure of their bags with easy to access pockets and wide straps, their products are versatile for many different purposes and can be easily adopted into your daily life to carry a wide variety of things.  Named after the Swahili word, 'wandering', Tembea strives to create bags that make you want to wander and journey with them.

Measurement:
21" W x 13" H x  7" D

Materials:
Canvas coated in paraffin wax with metal hardware

Care Instructions:
Spot clean or dust off with a dry brush.  Canvas is a natural material so it will gradually get softer and broken in over time.  If you wash in hot water or in the machine, you may melt the coated wax that repels water, making your bag softer and less water repellent.  

Return Policy / Shipping Policy:
Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store
Tembea Canvas Bag Medium - tortoise general store