Fancy carrying a tote bag that can wipe up spills? After its popular Filet net shopping bag last year, French fashion house Longchamp has launched a new rendition of its Le Pliage tote that is made using the humble tea towel.
Le Pliage Torchon is a squarish XL bag that measures 53cm by 52cm.
A collaboration with fellow French brand Charvet, known for its fine French linen tea towels, the new Le Pliage Torchon white linen tote ($270) sports a vertical red-and-blue stripe border, and is finished with a flap, handle and shoulder strap in Longchamp’s Russian leather.
Charvet has been weaving tea towels since 1866. The Le Pliage Torchon tote that it collaborated on with Longchamp is made with the company’s recycled washed linen towels.
Basically a giant tea towel, it can be thrown into a washing machine. The tea-towel stripes also crop up elsewhere in Longchamp’s Spring/Summer 2022 ready-to-wear collection – seen in crisp cotton pants, cotton poplin dresses, top-handle bags, high-top sneakers and a striped sun hat.
A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times