Tea towel party. Credit: Longchamp

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.

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Credit:Longchamp

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.

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Credit:Longchamp

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