Types of handmade bags in India - Clinkwagon

Updated: May 6




There are many types of handmade bags in India. Some of them are mentioned below based on uses. These bags are made in variety of materials. Leather handmade bags, handmade cloth bags, handmade straw bags, bags made of wire, knitted bags, canvas bags handmade, paper bags and more.

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Check out the various types of handmade bags in detail below.


  • Handmade Tote bags

  • Handmade sling bags

  • Handmade cosmetic cases and handbags

  • Handmade purses


Handmade Tote bags


Tote bags gained their popularity in the late 1960's when designer Bonnie Cashin created her Cashin Carry Tote. The vibrant and bold design became hot fashion in no time. Tote bags has its origins in 1940's when US company LL bean created their first bag for carrying ice and wood. These were official facts about tote bags. Now tote bags are a fashion statement, used for both fashion and ergonomics.


Mainly totes are made of canvas and are highly durable in nature. Tote bags of different shapes, prints and colours are available on the market now. Tote bags are being used as handmade shopping bags as well by many people.


If you don't own a handmade tote bag by now( highly unlikely) grab one to experience the tote magic.



Handmade Sling bags.



Sling bags are considered to be a recent fashion invention. But in India we were told through stories about the 'jholas' being used from ancient times.

What is a sling bag?

Sling bags or cross body bags are worn across the body. They can be of any material - leather, cloth or metals.


Handmade sling bags are more popular in fashion because of their ease of use and sustainable nature. Both men and women prefer sling bags alike.



Handmade cosmetics cases and handbags.


Cosmetics cases/ make up pouches have become an essential part of daily utilities for women. A simple cosmetics case can make or break your day. Nowadays, handmade cosmetic cases are preferred by many young women. Whereas some find it easy to use a handmade handbag to cover all the uses together. A busy life is one of the prominent deciding factors in the case of such fashion.


Handmade purses



Money purses are the most popular type of bags available in the market. Both men and women use these purses to run their lives. A handmade purse is always a statement that you care about the environment and future of the earth you live in.

Live in fashion, but fashion with a conscience.

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