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Julian is 6'0", size Medium and carries the A.17 in OS.
Ella is 5'10", size AU 8-10 and carries the A.17 in OS..
Kufre is 6'2", size Large and carries the A.17 in OS..
Super sturdy oversized 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. Use it everyday, or as a beach bag or travel tote.
- Available in:
- 100% Organic Raw Denim (Dark Indigo)
- 80% Recycled 20% Cotton (Canvas, Mid Indigo + Light Indigo)
- Milled in India, Made in Australia
- ECA Accredited
- Digital Care Guide
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.
Dark Indigo: 100% organically grown raw cotton denim (11.5oz) certified by European Union Organic Agriculture certifying body, Ecocert. The fibre is grown and spun in Egypt. The yarns were purchased in 2007 by our denim mill based in Okayama, Ibara, the heart of Japanese denim manufacturing. Due to slow adoption of organic yarns in local denim markets, this premium organic cotton has sat unused for several years. Upon purchase, the warp yarns are dyed and woven with undyed weft yarns on shuttle looms. We buy the finished raw denim from a Japanese textile wholesaler based in Osaka, which sources directly from the mills.
Canvas, Mid + Light Indigo: 80% Recycled Cotton + 20% Cotton 11oz denim in light indigo. The virgin cotton is grown in the USA, while the recycled content comes out of industrial waste from Guatemala's cotton spinning mills and factory offcuts. The two cottons are blended, spun and woven to achieve the desired colour profile. This means the fabric is technically undyed in its new life and colour is achieved by expert blending of the recycled content to create a beautiful light indigo. We purchase and import the fabric directly from the mill in Guatemala who have been dedicated to creating the most beautiful recycled content denims since 1956.
Shino Shouten Co. Ltd
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.