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Pambula Bag - Pumpkin
Pambula Bag - Pumpkin
Pambula Bag - Pumpkin
Pambula Bag - Pumpkin
$289.95

Pambula Bag - Pumpkin

Nancybird

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A lovely, functional smaller-sized crossbody bag for day or night. With zip closure for the main compartment and a separate front pocket, this bag makes organising and finding your essentials easy. The beautiful pumpkin tan colour will go with just about anything.

  • Vegetable-tanned cow leather
  • 100% cotton lining in beautiful forest print
  • Top zip closure and front pocket
  • Long adjustable strap
  • Features handprinted wooden bead with leather flower decoration hanging from bag
  • Designed in Melbourne
  • Made ethically in Bao'an, China

Nancybird has been working with their leather manufacturer for almost ten years now. Based between Hong Kong and China, the family-run business operates from a small factory in Bao'an, in the Guangdong province. The team at the factory consists of about thirty skilled leather workers, most of whom have been working there for over twenty five years – a fact that speaks volumes about the culture of the business. 

At the helm are George and Lotus, a husband and wife team. Producing originally in Hong Kong (back in the 1980's) before making the move to China, and at it's peak employing 800 workers, George and Lotus have devoted themselves to over thirty years of manufacturing leathergoods, and now, in nearing their very well earned retirement, they are in the process of handing over responsibility of the business to three of their long term employees (we love this!)

Over the years, the Nancybird team have had the pleasure of visiting George and Lotus’ factory many times. Getting to know them, their staff, the space, and the way everything operates has been essential in maintaining, refining and strengthening the connection with every step of Nancybird’s production process, as well as the people involved in the making of every piece.

An Interview with Mr Yang - Cutting Department and Part Owner

Hi Mr Yang!

How long have you been working here? 
It's been thirty years!

What did you do when you first started here? 
I worked in the cutting machine department.

How many people worked here back then? 
We used to have 800 workers!

What are the different roles you've had over the years? 
I've done all sorts of things - managing the storage and supplies, tracking the cutting material consumption amongst many other tasks.

You're now a part owner – how did that come about? 
Because I'm interested in this industry, and because I worked for many years here so I thought it was something I could take on. I also wanted the business to keep going. I'm now a 30% owner of the business.

How have things changed for you, going from being an employee to being a part business owner? 
I have more responsibility and now have to look after everything. The calls – lots of phone calls. Looking at cash flow – everything!

Have you enjoyed the change?
I am a bit stressed but it has made me more active. I feel happy to work here.

Did you come from a different area in China to come and work here?
I came from a village in Dong Guan, about three hours from here. 

Did you move here with your family, or on your own to find work?
I came alone, and got married here a few years later. I have two children, one boy and one girl – twenty four and nineteen.

What do your children do?
My daughter works in a department store, and my son in a Chinese restaurant.

Did they both finish school? 
Yes they finished high school.

Do you feel settled here in Bao'an?
I will stay here while I'm working, then I will buy a house back in my home village and retire.

Is your wife also involved in the business?
She is a house wife and looks after her mother-in-law. Sometimes she comes to help at the factory.

What's your favourite thing about working here?
I love to work in the cutting department, but I enjoy everything!

What are your dreams for the future? 
That our orders go up! That the business grows.

All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by one of our small team, using FSC certified paper bags and recycled paper pulp. When your beautiful products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

We can gift wrap products in your order at no extra cost. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

Enjoy $10 flat rate postage available Australia and New Zealand wide and FREE POSTAGE of orders over $150.00.

We will to ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.

Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.

About the Makers

Nancybird has been working with their leather manufacturer for almost ten years now. Based between Hong Kong and China, the family-run business operates from a small factory in Bao'an, in the Guangdong province. The team at the factory consists of about thirty skilled leather workers, most of whom have been working there for over twenty five years – a fact that speaks volumes about the culture of the business. 

At the helm are George and Lotus, a husband and wife team. Producing originally in Hong Kong (back in the 1980's) before making the move to China, and at it's peak employing 800 workers, George and Lotus have devoted themselves to over thirty years of manufacturing leathergoods, and now, in nearing their very well earned retirement, they are in the process of handing over responsibility of the business to three of their long term employees (we love this!)

Over the years, the Nancybird team have had the pleasure of visiting George and Lotus’ factory many times. Getting to know them, their staff, the space, and the way everything operates has been essential in maintaining, refining and strengthening the connection with every step of Nancybird’s production process, as well as the people involved in the making of every piece.

An Interview with Mr Yang - Cutting Department and Part Owner

Hi Mr Yang!

How long have you been working here? 
It's been thirty years!

What did you do when you first started here? 
I worked in the cutting machine department.

How many people worked here back then? 
We used to have 800 workers!

What are the different roles you've had over the years? 
I've done all sorts of things - managing the storage and supplies, tracking the cutting material consumption amongst many other tasks.

You're now a part owner – how did that come about? 
Because I'm interested in this industry, and because I worked for many years here so I thought it was something I could take on. I also wanted the business to keep going. I'm now a 30% owner of the business.

How have things changed for you, going from being an employee to being a part business owner? 
I have more responsibility and now have to look after everything. The calls – lots of phone calls. Looking at cash flow – everything!

Have you enjoyed the change?
I am a bit stressed but it has made me more active. I feel happy to work here.

Did you come from a different area in China to come and work here?
I came from a village in Dong Guan, about three hours from here. 

Did you move here with your family, or on your own to find work?
I came alone, and got married here a few years later. I have two children, one boy and one girl – twenty four and nineteen.

What do your children do?
My daughter works in a department store, and my son in a Chinese restaurant.

Did they both finish school? 
Yes they finished high school.

Do you feel settled here in Bao'an?
I will stay here while I'm working, then I will buy a house back in my home village and retire.

Is your wife also involved in the business?
She is a house wife and looks after her mother-in-law. Sometimes she comes to help at the factory.

What's your favourite thing about working here?
I love to work in the cutting department, but I enjoy everything!

What are your dreams for the future? 
That our orders go up! That the business grows.

Shipping & Delivery

All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by one of our small team, using FSC certified paper bags and recycled paper pulp. When your beautiful products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

We can gift wrap products in your order at no extra cost. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

Enjoy $10 flat rate postage available Australia and New Zealand wide and FREE POSTAGE of orders over $150.00.

We will to ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.

Our Ethics

Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.