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A Classic is Born

Shopper Tote in Natural Leather. Handcrafted in ArgentinaShopper Tote in Black. Handcrafted  in Argentina

Since starting Nuraxi, I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect bag. Finding chic, quality leather goods produced with the environment in mind is a surprisingly tall order! The market is flooded with over-embellished, logo-heavy styles, so I was thrilled to finally come across an Argentinian line of leather bags that was just the opposite: minimalist and clean.

The Shopper Tote is now available on our website in an array of colors, in two types of leather: soft and hard. Maria Redondo and Silvina Frydman are the dynamic duo behind this ingenious design, two fabulous designers who honor traditional craftsmanship. Based in Buenos Aires, Maria and Silvina use leather from cowhides that have been tanned with natural extracts from the quebracho tree. Each hide is tanned slowly and carefully to avoid contamination of the environment. This tanning technique accentuates the natural markings of the leather and adds to each product’s unique identity. 

We’ve searched the world for the perfect bag so that you don’t have to! Head over to our webshop to see the full range of Shopper Totes, or make an appointment at our Berkeley showroom to see them in person.

Enjoy!

- Teresa

The Beauty of Linen

Beautiful, soft, durable, and practical—we love linen for a host of reasons. Here at Nuraxi we’re ringing in the start of summer with our latest linen arrivals: chic cocktail napkins and one-of-a-kind dishtowels direct from Argentina.

Linen has an incredibly rich history and has been used in woven textiles for thousands of years. A favorite of the ancient Egyptians, linen is sourced from the flax plant. Post-harvest, flax reeds are left in the fields to decompose, revealing soft fibers beneath a tough outer stem. These fibers are then collected and stored to soften further before being spun into linen.

Thicker and stronger than cotton, linen maintains the breathability of cotton with the added benefit of a beautiful drape. Plus, linen is lightweight, resistant to pilling, and will keep its strength through repeated washings.

Hand-dyed and cross-stitched by skilled artisans in Buenos Aires, our linen has earned heirloom quality-status for its durability. Invite a touch of classic, old-world craftsmanship into your home with our lovely linen pieces, sure to be cherished for generations to come!

 

Quality Memories: Happy Father’s Day from Nuraxi!

This is a photo of my dad and me at age 2. It was taken at my cousin’s ranch in Montana, where I still go every summer. I wore the sweater my dad has around his shoulders all through high school—he was the one who first taught me about the importance of quality. My father has always been a big supporter of experiential education, and every summer as kids he gave my siblings and me the gift of a new experience. From building latrines in Brazil to working on a ranch in Wyoming, he always urged me to challenge myself and embrace new situations. I’m so appreciative of all that he has taught me— here’s wishing all of our readers and their families a very Happy Father’s Day!

 xo

Teresa