#chiaroscurobags

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10 hours ago

Next up (and long over due ) post on newfound sustainable and ethical brands through Instagram is this beautiful beautiful brand called @chiaroscurobags . . . This brand makes really gorgeous #pureleather #bags made from start to finish by one single #artisan and uses #upcycledleather from #ethicalsources . . . What I love about these bags is that the makers actually say that the more used and worn the bag is the more beautiful it is and who doesn’t like good stories and old companions? Unlike cloth or other materials that claim to be more sustainable, most bags do start to look worn and ready to replace within a year of usage, not so these beauties. . . It’s been such a pleasure dealing with @smritisain the passion behind #chiaroscurobags . She talks about her leather and bags with such #love that it’s impossible not to think and feel the same way. She is one of the warmest people I have met online and I have even discussed holiday getaways with her all though bonding over #beautifulthings . . She even made @sumitgambhir10 a custom made men’s bag at my request though they only do women’s bags. . . Customer service and a personal touch is what I love about this brand . She even sent a add on handle free of charge on request and For me the feeling of using a piece of art that has been made by one person and knowing exactly where it’s come from really gives me enormous pleasure! . . #sustainableliving #sustainablefashion #oldschool #oldbutgold #whomademyclothes #whomademybag #ethicalfashion #ethicalbrand #ethicalstyle #madewithlove #singleartisanmade

7 months ago

Sunday Goals! #Regram @shlaya Sunday’s are for drinking coffee out of wine glasses and carrying around my gorgeous Rose Jojo 😇 clearly, coffee and bags don’t make @subs10 this happy 😂 https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/jojo #chiaroscurobags #sundaze

7 months ago

Sunday’s are for drinking coffee out of wine glasses and carrying around my gorgeous Rose Jojo 😇 clearly, coffee and bags don’t make @subs10 this happy 😂 #chiaroscurobags #sundaze

9 months ago

Little gifts of love! Hang one in each bag and smile :) Order before 4pm each day for them to be shipped out on the same day. https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/nicola Featured | Nicola in Seaweed

a year ago

Hello BOMBAY :) We're coming back after a whole year thanks to the beautiful people at The Petite Project ~ Be sure to come over and meet all our beautiful bags & Smriti! As always, think of this as a way to get to know us better, ask all the questions you'd like about our work to your heart's content and if something catches your fancy, take it home. We're coming down for one day only, so make sure you dont miss us! The event will also have a curation of other lovely artisanal brands so its gonna be a special Sunday. RSVP here https://www.facebook.com/events/1392606934128840/ p.s. The event is on bang on Hill Road (with no parking!) so make sure you come prepared to park a bit further away or better still, cab/carpool away!

a year ago

Our lovely new tie wallet is finally here :) Welcome to the family AMIE! https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/amie

a year ago

#Scottie love 💕 Get your bag of love here https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/scottie #RegramOfTheDay @ashwinyiyertiwari Thank-you @chiaroscurobags for sending me this beautiful vintage bag. Am in love with the effort you are putting into making something so beautiful. There is indeed a lot of passion when you know where it is coming from. Am crazy about collecting vintage looking bags and thats why my nickname at home is #bagwati thoughtfully kept : My grandmothers name is also baagwati 😆. #baglove #art #makeinindia #trulyindian

a year ago

#NewArrivals #JustIn #FarmersMarket Its almost time to take off on that summer getaway! If you haven't planned it out already, start by picking out your new favorite bumchum 😁😉 Bobbie She just went up in our beautiful Petrol and Burnt Sienna leathers! http://chiaroscuro.in/collections/new-arrivals

a year ago

What a lovely feature on the event, our mission and our work. Not to mention our beautiful bags and founder @smritisain too! http://epaper.rashtradoot.com/c/18181306 Thanks for the love #Jaipur! 😊 #RegramfTheDay @tattletales.jai Tattletales Summer Edit'17 couldn't have been possible without the talent and support of our designers and everyone who joined us to make it a huge success 🎊 Thank you all for all the love 💕

a year ago

Breathtaking! Simi and Stella ❤ #RegramOfTheDay @simimathew81 We have travelled across continents and 7 seas, soaking in every experience.. my perfect travel companion, one of my favourite possessions ever, my little Stella from @chiaroscurobags

a year ago

Our beautiful new sling, Quinn coming on today :) Stay tuned on https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/new-arrivals

a year ago

Trying to make this a weekly feature now :) Beautiful photos sent in by #HappyCustomers this week gone by! That need for love, it just doesn't go away! Keep the photos coming https://chiaroscuro.in/pages/happy-customers P.s. Thank you Stacy Jacobs (Indigo Scottie), Priya Sharma (Pumpkin Scottie), Simirin Makhija (Little Stefanie + Lizzie + Poppie), Mary James (Mustard Little Stella), Mrudula Naidu (Raisin Big Caro)

a year ago

Ready to escape the heat wave? Grab that passport and our beautiful new Ellie and fly faaaar far awayyyyyyy #NewArrivals #FarmersMartket #JustIn https://chiaroscuro.in/products/raisin-ellie

a year ago

Whoever said keeping it classic only meant being restricted to black brown or tan clearly hasn't see our #NewArrivals today! #JustIn this beautiful new Petrol Blue and our Seaweed Green in Big Caro and Anabelle. Both really special colors. And both in very limited supply. https://chiaroscuro.in/products/petrol-big-caro

a year ago

We have a beautiful new sling coming up very very soon! Here's a quick sneakkyyy peak 😁 Yo QUINN 😎 In this new colour we're calling Periwinkle. And a couple more colours too ~ Stay tuned Much Love Team #Chiaroscuro

a year ago

We will be popping up in Jaipur at the beautiful Grand Uniara on the 7th and 8th of April! #SaveTheDate #RegramOfTheDay @tattletales.jai Chiaroscuro is a New Delhi based workshop initiative that specializes in crafting leather collectibles - aesthetically pleasing creations that are grounded in humble functionality while harnessing the skills of India’s storied craftsmen. True to their by line, they make beautiful bags with much love & great care using the most carefully selected & outstandingly natural, pure, PURE leather. Shop their products at Tattletales Summer Edit'17 on 7th-8th April at Grand Uniara . #fashion #fleamarket #jaipurdiaries #workshops #musicandmoreentertainment

a year ago

#NewArrivals #JustIn Big Stefanie in our signature Chestnut leather. What could spell vintage rustic any more than this beautiful oiled leather? The speciality of the Chestnut leather is that the colour breaks open and matures in places of high use and a rich shine of patina develops over time. Every scruff that may show up on the leather over the life of the bag will define her character more and more with every passing day. Want a piece of history, not just a bag? Get Chestnut Big Stefanie 😊 https://chiaroscuro.in/products/chestnut-big-stefanie

a year ago

All new Mini Charms coming up shortly on the site! Stay tuned on https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/new-arrivals Happy Monday Y'all :) #FarmersMarket #WorkshopMade

a year ago

Yes its Sunday 😊 Sling on your Caro, wear a pretty dress, comfy shoes and get outdoors 🌅 Picnicing or a walk around town take your pick! Have a beautiful day 😊 https://chiaroscuro.in/products/pumpkin-caro

a year ago

Beautiful Poppies in some very beautiful fun new colors coming up on the site later today! Poppie is our adorable visiting card holder. Yes we have one, didnt you know? We know she's been sold out on the site for some time now, but we've finally made a new batch in the workshop and they're just in the process of being put up on the site! Stay tuned on https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/new-arrivals

a year ago

Doing a photo version of our last video post (not super happy with the resolution that Instagram reduces everything to!) So here goes.. Our sweet new wallet clutch is finally here! HELLO ALEX! We know you've loved our classic Michela but the beauty of Alex is that extra card space all wrapped up in her slim elegant silhouette 😊 Clutch her in your hand or put her inside your big bag, she's the perfect little lady We've started her off in three beautiful bright colours - Rose, Indigo and Seaweed. https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/alex Show her your love people! ❤ 💕

a year ago

Our sweet new wallet clutch is finally here! HELLO ALEX We know you've loved our classic Michela but the beauty of Alex is that extra card space all wrapped up in her slim elegant silhouette 😊 Clutch her in your hand or put her inside your big bag, she's the perfect little lady We've started her off in three beautiful bright colours - Rose, Indigo and Seaweed. https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/alex Show her your love people! ❤ 💕

a year ago

Join us in showing some love to the newest member of our team - SARFARAZ JUNIOR. He's actually just Sarfaraz but by virtue of being the second Sarfaraz on our team, he got nicknamed Junior. Seen here with his newest creation that just went up on the website, Raisin Gigi! https://chiaroscuro.in/products/raisin-gigi We particularly love the pull up bridle leather that this Gigi is made in. The beauty is that even though it is a smooth leather, it is not in one flat color. Closeup shots show the beauty of the two tone color that will only develop more with time and use. If you're looking for a shoulder bag that will age as beautifully as you, take her home. Yes ageing is beautiful. Invest in a good leather bag and you will know what we mean. Much Love Growing Team Chiaroscuro

a year ago

These beautiful Little Caros just went up on the site! Did we mention that they are #ReadyToShip too? That means no waiting time! YAY. http://chiaroscuro.in/collections/new-arrivals One each in happy Blueberry and that luscious Bordeaux leather. What we love about Little Caro is how soft and lightweight she is for a spacious sling bag. She can fit in quite a bit you know. Essentials(wallet/phone/keys) for sure but add to that a small pouch, a notebook/kindle, hairbrush, an apple maybe (gotta stay healthy 😊). And there you have there makings of the perfect day out and about!

a year ago

We are now offering SCOTTIE in two new colors! (ye we know we're adding to your confusion, but hey as we always say, if you are drawn to a particular shade/leather type, go for it! Overthinking never helps :S) A beautiful smooth BORDEAUX NAPPA leather and super soft GRAINY INDIGO leather. https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/scottie Both leathers are feather light! So you can be sure that these 2 Scotties will be very lightweight. Unfortunately, we got our hands on only a very small batch of leather in both these colors so they WILL go soon! If you like any of them, please place your order quickly because as you know, we work with stock lot leathers (no, we don't produce any fresh leathers in case you didn't know that about us!) so once the stock is over, the leather is gone for good!

a year ago

How wonderful is this! Thank you for making time to send your love to the artisan, Archana! You've really made his week :) Sarfaraz Senior is one of our most talented artisans and his talent definitely gives him a bit of a chip on his shoulder (for very good reason might we add) but when he saw this video today, it was ALL SMILES. We're so glad we could be a small part of your very special birthday. Have a beautiful year ahead. Much Love Team #Chiaroscuro P.s. We had to edit the video down to the 15 seconds that Instagram allows but for the full message from Archana, please head here https://m.facebook.com/chiaroscurobags

2 years ago

Bobbie Love ❤ New arrivals and ready to ship too! Our sweet midsized backpack. Travel awayyyyyyy https://chiaroscuro.in/products/slate-bobbie

2 years ago

You could never go wrong coordinating the colors of your bag and your shoes. If you thought this thumb rule applied only to them men, think again. Keep it classic with a neutral color like Pumpkin Big Caro on the left (get her here https://chiaroscuro.in/products/pumpkin-big-caro) Or play with a tone that's slightly more edgy like Seaweed Gigi on the right (get here here https://chiaroscuro.in/products/seaweed-gigi) https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/new-arrivals #NewArrivals #JustIn #FarmersMarket

2 years ago

The wait is over! #RegramOfTheDay @one_foot_out_the_door I am eagerly waiting for @chiaroscurobags to announce their new laptop sleeve, meanwhile one thing I loved about ordering was their extra care in wrapping my bag in a linen tote, a handwritten note speaking to the history of their work, and a photo of the craftsman who personally assisted in the construction of my bag. They certainly know how to endear themselves to their customers! #Hooked

2 years ago

In other good news, all our Scotties now come with an all new shoulder pad for extra carrying comfort 😊 We've got this feedback from a few people who own Scotties but the first person to highlight this to us was the wonderful @naina.co! Thank you so much for feeling free and loving enough with us to share your feedback so constructively. It really helps us better our creations 😊 Also, if you own a Scottie already and would like to add the shoulder pad to it (it can be slipped on and off easily) just write to us on info @chiaroscuro.in and we will make it happen.(There's a teeny tiny charge though take note - we've upped the price of Scottie slightly since you would have bought it and this is why.) Featured | Scottie in Pickle https://chiaroscuro.in/products/pickle-scottie

2 years ago

Summer's here, there's no denying it anymore. And so is this bright happy new color in our collection : TANGERINE! Have you caught yourself ogling at those beautiful handicraft leather bags in this atypical orange-tan shade but stopped yourself for fear of poor quality? We've loved that shade for a long long time too and promised ourselves that as soon as we spotted a stock lot of leather in that unique color we'd lap it up for some beautiful high quality bags immediately! Here they are - we've started them off with Anabelle, Gigi and our beautiful new laptop sleeve Jude (yes! She's up on the site! Went up today, GO SEEEEE.) https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/shop-all/tangerine If you'd like the color in any of our other styles, we have small batch of the leather and would be happy to take a request on info @chiaroscuro.in Happy Shopping! Team #Chiaroscuro

2 years ago

Beautiful new #Gigis just went up in the #NewArrivals! GO SEEE!!!!! https://chiaroscuro.in/collections/new-arrivals Also, a very special shout-out to the Good Folk at @thesummerhouse.in for the beautiful work they do! Bangalore folks definitely know them already but if you dont, you NEED to see their work! @smritisain is seen wearing quite a few pieces from their collections on our site. We understand the courage, fortitude and patience it takes to build a sustainable initiative, stay firm with your values and take no short cuts. If you can, please show your support to ventures like these. We all survive and thrive on your love and patronage. #BuyLocal #SupportLocal #MadeInIndia #SustainableFashion

2 years ago

OOH LA LA 😍 So much GORGEOUS in one frame?! @simrin_makhija and her Big Stella + @sumayasaluja and her Gigi! Both custom colours ~ Mail us on info @chiaroscuro.in for more options on leathers and colours. Its not always possible for us to put everything we have in our workshop on the site 😐 Mostly because things get over so soon, specially the unique leather finishes. This may be the down side of working with stock lot leathers but it guarantees uniqueness alright 😁 Point is don't be shy, talk to us!

2 years ago

Happy happy Sadaf : And happy happy us! Featuring her very own monogrammed Big Stella in SEAWEED. Yup its a new colour! This is what happens when you mail us for more options :D :D Dont be shy! Give us a shout #RegramOfTheDay @sadafranderian Duper excited to receive this beauty from Chiaroscuro Excellent craftsmanship, beautiful leather & like that was not enough it came with a truck load of warmth. I was involved in the entire manufacturing process - from the time this beauty went into production to the name of the artisan (Irfan) who put it all together to everything. The little photograph of Irfan attached to my bag gives me a connect to the person who so skillfully and painstakingly crafted this beauty for me as per my specification. Kudos Chiaroscuro, more power to you. PS: I also have my name embossed on the bag.. What more can I ask for? ❤️ #BigStella #Chiaroscuro #leather #handcraftedleather #PureLeather #MadeInIndia