A.17 Dark Indigo
A.17 Dark Indigo

A.17

Raw Denim Tote Bag
Regular price $85

Or 4 interest free payments of $21.25 AUD with Afterpay

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Size

Width

59
Height
44
Strap Length 76

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Julian is 6'0", size Medium and carries the A.17 in OS.

Julian is 6'0", size Medium and carries the A.17 in OS..

Julian is 6'0", size Medium and carries the A.17 in OS..

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Description

Super sturdy, XL raw (unwashed/ untreated) denim tote bag with crisp white signature A.BCH A.17 print on one side. Featuring an internal pocket, long straps and plenty of room to carry.

Details

  • 100% GOTS Cotton Denim (raw/untreated)
  • Vegan
  • Milled in India, Made in Australia
  • ECA Accredited
  • Digital Care Guide

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A.BCH A.17
Product Story

Make

Description

The A.17 is made in-house at the A.BCH circular factory. Our entire production and HQ operations rely on 100% renewable wind power and we carbon offset our energy use. The fabric is first laid and cut with minimal waste, pieces are then sewn by our team of skilled machinists. Each bag is trimmed for excess threads and pressed before being sent to you. Our operations are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.

 

Supplier

A.BCH
Pty LTD

Melbourne,
Australia

 

Fabric

Description

100% certified organic raw cotton denim. The fibre is grown, spun and yarn dyed in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in India, where it’s certified by the Global Organic textile Standard (GOTS) to meet strict environmental, toxicity and social standards. The yarns are then delivered to GOTS certified mills in Gujarat. We buy the finished fabric from an Indian textile wholesaler based in Ahmedabad, which sources directly from the mills.

 

Supplier

Herbal
Fab

Ahmedabad,
India   

Thread

Description

100% GOTS certified cotton, sourced from co-operative organic markets in the Middle East. Each of these small-holder farmers process their cotton to strict environmental and social standards- as is required by GOTS certification.

 

Supplier

Forbitex
International

Holland,
Netherlands

Print

Description

The A.17 was screen printed locally in Melbourne and is approved by Ethical Clothing Australia. We use an Australian owned company who specialise in small orders to create our limited runs. The inks used are water based and do not contain plastisol, which is a common oil based ink used in screen printing.

 

Supplier

All Of
The Above

Melbourne,
Australia

Label

Description

100% recycled PET made in-house by a manufacturer with a passion for developing sustainable alternatives for brands. This is the only part of the garment that isn’t biodegradable. There's good news! In 2019 we developed a way to make these labels in organic cotton which feature in garments from A.31 onwards.

 

Supplier

Avery Dennison

Hong Kong

Care Label

Description

100% organic cotton, printed with Oeko Tex 100 certified inks. The yarns are sourced in India from GOTS certified mills and are woven at our supplier-owned mill into tape. They are then whitened according to GOTS standards using oxygen based whiteners and digitally printed.

 

Supplier

Britania Packaging

Leicester, UK

Packaging

Compost

Our default packaging for local orders, home-compostable satchels have the lowest environmental impact when composted locally. Please don't throw this into your general waste bin, instead, after re-use, compost at home or find other solutions here. You can contact us immediately after placing your order to request recyclable packing instead.

 

Recycled

For extra fragile goods, or international orders, we use 100% post-consumer waste recycled and RECYCLABLE satchels, boxes and tissue paper. After re-use, these can go into your curb-side paper recycling bin. 

Care

Laundering

Organic fibres need just a little more TLC than conventional ones. Machine wash on COLD, use a delicates bag for best results and hang to dry. We'll also send a detailed digital care guide when you buy this garment.

 

Repairs

We stand by our garments + offer complimentary repairs for all A.BCH pieces. Our free repairs are for general wear and tear, all we ask is that you cover the cost of delivery or drop off to our Melbourne studio. Re-making or alterations can also be requested + will be individually quoted based on the time required.

End of Life

Recirculate

Help extend the life of the A.17 by sending or dropping it back to us for store credit – we'll even cover the shipping. Depending on its condition, we'll repair & re-sell it (as second hand), remake it into something or if it's no longer useful, we'll transform it into brand new yarns through our Recycling Program (so circular, darling).

 

Recycle

The A.17 was specifically designed for easy mechanical or cellulose chemical recycling and this is our preferred afterlife pathway. Send or drop it back to us for store credit, we'll even cover the shipping. Once received and assessed, the garment is washed and prepared for mechanical recycling. The yarns we create from this process will become feedstock for future A.BCH styles.

 

Biodegrade

If returning is unlikely (you're busy with a climate rally or living off the grid), the A.17 is biodegradable as a last resort. After a long life of use, repair and re-use, simply cut off the A.BCH A.17 tag (not biodegradable) then cut the bag into smaller pieces and bury in your garden soil. The A.17 should decompose in 8-12 weeks, depending on conditions.

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