When Baggu first began collaborating with Shabd, the bags were hand-dyed — a beautiful but ultimately unsustainable process. “She could only make about 10 per day,” says Sugihara. Now the bags are shipped blank from China and sent to an industrial dye house in Los Angeles, where Shabd worked to teach the factory her process. Because they’re the result of a two-part manufacturing process, the bags are a bit more expensive than Baggu’s typical offerings ($58).
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When Baggu first began collaborating with Shabd, the bags were hand-dyed — a beautiful but ultimately unsustainable process. “She could only make about 10 per day,” says Sugihara. Now the bags are shipped blank from China and sent to an industrial dye house in Los Angeles, where Shabd worked to teach the factory her process. Because they’re the result of a two-part manufacturing process, the bags are a bit more expensive than Baggu’s typical offerings ($58).