Stelar

Seseh Handwoven Atta Vegan Tote Bag | Black

£195

Only 4 items left in stock!

Ships from United Kingdom

This vegan tote bag is made from hand-woven natural atta grass that wears beautifully over time, and is perfect for vacation or balmy summer days in the city.

With Stelar's signature sailing rope shoulder strap, the basket bag is trimmed with gorgeous two tone raffia and lined with cotton canvas inside with a drawstring top that can be pulled tight to keep your belongings secure.

With yellow gold clasp details, this bag also comes with its own unique code which connects you to the artisan who handcrafted it for you. 

  • Dimensions: Length 34cm x Depth 23cm x Width 10.5cm
  • Handles 12mm Round, 18cm diameter
  • Long Strap 90cm

Hand-woven by evacuees from Mount Agung volcano in Bali.

Founded by Lorna Watson, a trained goldsmith and designer, with 25 years expertise in the luxury goods industry. STELAR is the realisation of a vision to restore age-old artisanal techniques and bring them to the forefront of today's international marketplace.

Working directly with artisans in Bali to create unique, hand-woven and hand-crafted accessories that have history and meaning, STELAR is re-imagining indigenous skills that have been passed down from generation to generation to create long-term positive impact and sustainable livelihoods within the communities that most rely upon them.

Vegan and cruelty-free.

Luxury accessory brand STELAR reflects a new generation of social entrepreneurs, driven by a mission to re-define the concept of luxury while balancing the priorities of people, purpose and profit. The company collaborates directly with artisan communities in Bali using age-old indigenous techniques to create unique, hand-woven and hand-crafted luxury accessories. 

Founder

Lorna Watson has spent twenty-five years in the luxury goods industry. A visionary who has built her career directing the creative vision and development of iconic collections for numerous international brands including Dior, De Beers, Burberry and Astley Clarke, her expertise and insight has contributed to making STELAR a brand to watch.

Having witnessed the phenomenal environmental and ethical impact the industry has been grappling with, Lorna was driven to create a business that inspires a new way of thinking, a new way of connecting people and a more responsible way to do business. An early adopter of conscious living, Lorna has made it her mission to make a significant step-change within the industry and the lives of the people she is working with.

“STELAR is passionate about reviving age-old craftsmanship, re-building communities and championing a change for good. Working in collaboration with artisan communities to re-imagine ancient weaving techniques, STELAR creates high quality, hand-woven bags and accessories using locally sourced natural, raw materials, designed and made to last.”

Materials

Always choosing pesticide-free materials, STELAR also works with bamboo, which is local to their production in Indonesia and naturally regenerative. Other materials incorporated into their collection include atta grass, which grows locally and is naturally dried to make the end product robust and waterproof.

People

The Bali-born brand is immersed in a wealth of historical craftsmanship – but also aware of the challenges that Balinese communities are facing. The onset of mass production and demands for cheaper labour within the fast fashion industry has forced many artisans to leave their communities in search of unskilled jobs, at considerable social cost, while still struggling to make a reasonable living for themselves and their families.

STELAR is passionate about reviving age-old craftsmanship, re-building communities and championing a change for good – the wage they offer their artisans is an average of 2.4 times the national living wage. Working in collaboration with artisan communities to re-imagine ancient weaving techniques, STELAR creates high quality, hand-woven bags and accessories using locally sourced natural, raw materials, designed and made to last.

Production

STELAR works directly with the communities that create their products – the hand-weaving of the accessories takes place in the artisans’ homes and villages, allowing the company to avoid the excessive water usage that factory production often entails.

STELAR produce design-led, quality-based styles that are cross-seasonal and made to last while sourcing the majority of their materials locally and supporting regional businesses and producers wherever possible. By applying this integrated approach, the brand is able to simplify logistics, minimise transportation, and lower the impact on humans and the environment, which in turn, results in fewer CO2 emissions than traditional supply and distribution chains.

Packaging

The packaging used by STELAR is recyclable. The brand is working on a new packaging plan to further minimise their environmental impact.

Animals

A large number of STELAR's bags are made from entirely vegan materials such as bamboo and atta.

As a marketplace, we sell over 100 beautiful vegan and sustainable brands – but we don’t hold stock, so when you order a product from us, the item gets shipped from the brand itself. This eliminates needless carbon emissions and use of resources from not having to have the item packaged and shipped to us, and then repackaged and shipped out again to the customer; and not having to run major warehouse operations in addition to those of our brands.

If you have purchased multiple items from different brands at the same time, each item will be sent separately and directly from each individual brand.

Immaculate Vegan is therefore not directly responsible for the delivery of items purchased on our site. Responsibility for this is passed to the brand, once the purchase has been made and payment has been collected by us. However, we manage all customer communications, so if you have any issues with delivery of your item, please contact us at customers@immaculatevegan.com

Delivery Destinations and Costs

We currently ship to the following territories: Europe, North America (US, Canada, and Mexico), Australia, New Zealand, Israel, UAE, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Note: Each of our brands select which countries in the world they deliver to, and they set their own delivery costs for each country (which will vary). If this is not clearly stated on the individual product page, then you will be able to check in the shopping bag before proceeding to payment.

Our brands also select their own couriers, which may also differ by country.

Delivery and Promotions

If you use a promotional code, the reduction is usually applied only to the price of the product and not the delivery cost. 

Our Prices & VAT

All of the prices shown on our store include UK VAT at 20%. However, if you are based outside of the UK, we will remove UK VAT at checkout, and apply your local VAT instead, if applicable. This is dependant on where you are based – please see below.

EU orders up to and including £135 / 150 Euros

At checkout we will remove UK VAT of 20% and apply your EU member country VAT rate instead. This will be clearly shown on your invoice. 

EU orders more than £135 / 150 Euros

At checkout we will remove UK VAT of 20% and not charge you any additional VAT. However, please note that you may be required to pay your EU member country VAT at point of delivery, through the courier.

Rest of the World, including USA & Canada

At checkout we will remove UK VAT of 20% and not charge you any additional VAT. However, please note that you may be required to pay your country / region VAT at point of delivery, through the courier.

Import Duties

Your order may be subject to import duties.

If you are based in the UK or EU and you order from a brand who ships from outside of the UK or EU, you may be liable to pay import duties.

Customers based outside the UK and EU may also be liable to pay import duties on shipments arriving from another country.

These will be charged at point of delivery, and payable through the courier.

As the customer, you are responsible for paying any duties that apply in your region. These are government-imposed duties that we have no control over as a retailer. Should you require more information, please contact your local customs office.

Payment of VAT & Import Duties

Depending on courier used by the brand, you will have either an option to pay any additional fees online by following the tracking number available once your order is shipped, or directly to your courier upon delivery. Please note, you will be required to pay any relevant duties before your order will be released to you.

Unfortunately, if you fail to pay any charges and the parcel is returned to sender, we will not be able to refund your order.

Delivery Timings

Once you have ordered one or more items from Immaculate Vegan, the relevant brand will be immediately notified by Immaculate Vegan. This initiates the processing of your order, and ultimately delivery to you. 

We ask our brands to send items to you as quickly and as cost efficiently as possible. Please bear in mind that products ordered from countries far away from your location will likely take longer to get to you. 

Delivery Confirmation

A delivery confirmation email from Immaculate Vegan will be sent to you as soon as the order has been sent. This email will contain a tracking number and the date the brand dispatched the item.

If you want to know the status of your delivery, please use the tracking number and link in this delivery confirmation email. This is the easiest and quickest way for you to get this information. 

If a brand is experiencing a high volume of orders, or other factors such as poor weather or postal strikes, delivery may be delayed by a few days.

If you experience a delivery issue which has not been resolved by the brand, please contact us and we will do our best to resolve this. 

Incorrect Address Details

Please ensure your address is completed correctly and a valid phone number is available at order. Immaculate Vegan does not take responsibility for lost or undelivered items if the address is incorrect.

If your order is returned to the brand, the cost of redelivery must be paid before it is despatched again.

Damages

Please see our Returns Policy

We hope you love the items you buy from us; we take the utmost care in ensuring our goods are of a high quality. Additionally, as shipping goods has an environmental impact, we hope to minimise returns by giving you as much information as possible about each product. 

However, we understand that from time to time things might not be quite what you expected. So here is our policy and instructions if you ever need to return a product:

Immaculate Vegan is a multi-brand marketplace. That means we offer products from different brands based in different countries. So you need to return your item directly to the brand supplier, not to Immaculate Vegan.

If you want to return an item, you need to inform Immaculate Vegan, rather than the brand. Please email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com. You have 14 days to inform us of your desire to return an item, and then a further 14 days from the date you notify us to send back the item.

All items returned must be in their original condition – unused, unworn, unwashed, in the original packaging and with original labels and any hygiene stickers attached. All beauty products must be unopened, with all seals in place. Unfortunately, our suppliers will not be able to accept any items that fail to meet these criteria. 

Many of our suppliers don’t include a returns slip in the package itself for environmental reasons; so if you don't find a returns address and returns information in your package, please don't worry. Just email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com, and we will send you a returns slip with the returns address for that brand.

What can be returned?

Any item – regular priced or sale price – may be returned and refunded. This includes items purchased with a promotional or discount code.

However, any custom-made / made to order products cannot be returned and refunded.

Return costs

If the supplier offers free returns, a Free Post sticker or code will be included in the packaging.

If the supplier does not offer free returns, you are responsible for packaging up the item and posting it back at your own cost. In this instance, we recommend a signed-for delivery with proof of postage.

The exception to this is when the item is faulty, in which case the brand is responsible for paying for costs of returning the item. Please inform us if you receive a faulty item as soon as possible, by emailing customers@immaculatevegan.com.

Any delivery costs or import taxes you may have had to pay to receive an item cannot be refunded by us upon the return of that item.

You are responsible for any item being returned until it arrives back at the supplier.

It is your responsibility to fill out any customs declaration form correctly. When filling in the customs declaration form, please consult with your post office personnel how to declare a return exempt from import duties. Otherwise the brand may be charged customs import taxes, which they will deduct from your refund amount.

Processing your return

Once your returned item is received and inspected, the supplier will notify us, and we will then send you an email confirming this. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 

If your return is approved, your refund will be processed. We aim to refund you as soon as we can, once your returned item has been processed by the supplier.

We are legally obliged to ensure your money is refunded within 14 working days of receipt of the returned goods in saleable condition.

Please note that original shipping costs are not refundable unless the delivered item is faulty.

Exchanges

Most of our brand partners allow exchanges, although some only offer a return and refund. If you wish to have an exchange, please contact us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

Duties

If you have had to pay import duty on a purchase, then you may be able to reclaim that from your local tax office, if you return the goods. Immaculate Vegan is not responsible for any additional customs and taxes applied to an order.

Returns & Damages

Immaculate Vegan is not liable for any items damaged or lost during delivery. If this does occur, please let us know and we will contact the brand and then follow up with you. 

Cancellation policy and process 

You can cancel an order that you have paid for if it has not yet been dispatched. To do this, please notify us by using the Contact Us form on our website or email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

If you cancel an order that has been dispatched you are obliged to pay the cost of the return shipping. Note: we are unable to refund this or the original shipping fee.

We aim to process your refund within than 5 days of receipt of goods.

Any custom-made or made-to-order products cannot be cancelled.

Note

This policy applies to products purchased from the www.immaculatevegan.com website only.

Questions?

Please contact us using the Contact Us form if you have any questions about returns or cancellations that we haven’t answered, or email us customers@immaculatevegan.com.