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Published on October 3rd, 2008 | by Lucille Chi

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Cute Fall Style :: UMs Fun Modern Tote Pattern, Made Fresh in San Francisco, California

Almost like a second spring, fall style brings the promise of a fresh start because as leaves fall and dance with our feet, branches create new patterns in the sky. In this spirit, wear this surplus pressed wool felt pattern on your beautiful branches:


UM TOTE:

“As tall as a bottle of wine — as wide as a bundled-up Sunday Times..

UMs totes developed from two creative challenges: The first, to make use of the unique properties of pressed wool felt, and the second, to transform a flat surface into a volume using only the simplest of operations. When unzipped, UMs lay completely flat for cleaning and easy storage — and when zipped, they become inspired forms with inherent functionality.”

The totes are sewn with:

  • two layers of industrial wool felt left from factory excess.
  • It has a self-locking zipper.
  • As a natural material that might otherwise go to waste, most would consider it eco-friendly.
  • All UMs are cut and sewn in the San Francisco Bay Area.

UMs come in “quintessential color: grey.” Zipper also available in Blue, green, or orange.

Available at Room 68.


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About the Author

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level. Sustainability studies: PresidioMBA.org & B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science. Contact: lucillechi (at) gmail.com



  • valeria

    This looks so clever! And beautiful too…

  • valeria

    This looks so clever! And beautiful too…

  • emosch

    very inspiring,looks great.
    is it possible you share the pattern of the bag?
    if you give a small sample we can wider it via photocopy.
    thanks for sharing

  • emosch

    very inspiring,looks great.
    is it possible you share the pattern of the bag?
    if you give a small sample we can wider it via photocopy.
    thanks for sharing

  • Hi,
    I just wanted to say that someone has copied this idea.
    Cause a group of young students participated in DESIGN A BAG COMPETITION 2009 and they won the young peoplse price out of it, using the same pattern but the material was juice pack.

    Best wishes,

    Sille 🙂

  • Hi,
    I just wanted to say that someone has copied this idea.
    Cause a group of young students participated in DESIGN A BAG COMPETITION 2009 and they won the young peoplse price out of it, using the same pattern but the material was juice pack.

    Best wishes,

    Sille 🙂

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