Anne Page is the designer and creator of Nankeen, a company that embraces the timeless Chinese art form in each creation while staying committed to fair labor practices and environmentally friendly manufacturing.
What’s so special about Nankeen? their designs fuse 100% cotton, indigo dye, and exquisite patterns using a traditional Chinese art form which dates all the way back to the Song dynasty. The term “blue nankeen” describes hand-printed fabric of artistic refinement and primitive simplicity, which originated on the Silk Road over three thousand years ago. Nankeen is named after Naking, the area within China known as Silk Road for its many fine fabrics.
In creating the tote, the cotton undergoes an elaborate hand dying process, click here to learn more about this amazing process.
And now is your chance to score a free Nankeen purse from BagBliss. That’s right everyone, we are giving away a free Ying tote, to one of you lucky readers. All you have to do is sign up here and your name will be tossed in the drawing pool.
Details about the giveaway item, the Ying tote (retail: $175): You can carry everything your heart desires and more in this jumbo tote by Nankeen. Designed using the nankeen signature, environmentally friendly practice. This tote is amazing, it features so many details: The exterior is created out of the Nankeen hand-printed cotton material with an interior that’s lined with a great matching lovely plum cotton lining. The mouth of the bag features a zipper top closure that slides open to reveal the super spacious interior, double interior zipper pockets, and even a separate padded laptop sleeve insert. Measurements: 22″ width x 14.5″ height x 6″ depth with a 11″ strap drop. The extra removable laptop sleeve that’s included measures 16″ width x 12″ height x 1″ depth.