Product Spotlight: Wool Fringe Pouch
When I visited London in September, I had my sights set on visiting a few shops and markets known for textiles and haberdashery; a British term for "small items used in sewing, such as buttons, zippers, and thread; notions." It just so happened that our apartment was only a five minute walk from one of the shops - THE shop that I discovered THE wool fringe that I'm pretty sure we have all come to love.
I walked into the shop, beautiful fabrics lining the walls, floor to ceiling, and was immediately drawn in. I could have spent all day there. In the back, on the big work table used for cutting material, was a basket filled with colorfully eye-catching wool fringe bundles.
For purposes of upcycling, producing more responsibly, and to lean into the concept of concious consumption, I love that the wool trim is actually selvage (the cut edges of larger pieces of fabric). I also love that it's well, wool, and that each piece is different, enabling me to challenge myself by creating multiple designs with different personalities. I only took three bundles home with me and I wish I took the whole basket!
The second I spotted the fringe I knew I wanted it to be on a pouch accessory and I knew that it would complement the wool I already use beautifully. The fringe zip pouches are also the first item I've offered that are both made entirely from wool and zip closed! Each pouch was made one-by-one, choosing the zipper colors, thread colors, wool colors, exact piece of wool fringe, and hand-embossing and hand-stitching the leather logo.
"Medium" in size, the pouches hold much more than you'd expect just looking at them. On a recent trip, I used my pouch in my carry-on bag to hold all of the things that would have otherwise floated around in the black hole like: phone charger, phone, headphones, pen, chapstick, card holder, tassel keychain, Advil, face lotion stick (linking it for you because you won't believe what it actually is and how amazing it works!), hair elastics, and my computer charger (yes!!).
They've received such a great response and I can't wait to incorporate more pieces like this into my assortment. It truly makes me so happy that the wool pouches are so well-loved as the juxtaposition of leather and wool is something that I believe distinguishes the Maragold style. I can't wait to see how the collection continues to evolve!
If you're interested in grabbing one for yourself, there are only TWO left (as of 12/17) and free shipping in time for Christmas ends tomorrow.