Uashmama bags

UASHMAMA washable paper looks and feels like leather but washes with ease. The bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather, the paper is stretched and tanned making it durable to withstand washing and daily use.

Le Sorelle 'The Sisters' is a small family run company based in Montecatini just outside the walls of Lucca. Once a popular tourist destination, Montecatini has struggled in the last decade being bypassed for more promoted areas. The village now thrives again with the growth of UASHMAMA, who employ a large group of local men and women to sew from home the paper bag you buy today.

The paper bags and other products are all sewn in a cottage in Tuscany, so they are proud to call themselves a cottage industry. The more sophisticated designs and products are produced in Florence by manufacturers who also produce for the fashion elite.

The project UASHMAMA combines functionality, tradition and innovation. Paper, leather and fabric are all part of this project.

UASHMAMA washable paper is made using a virgin fibre through cultivation and not deforestation. Paper that washes like fabric holding it’s form so it can be used over and over again promoting sustainability perfect for catering and homewares.

UASHMAMA bags are available at Moes & Griet.