Four Sisters and A Paper Bag

30 Jul


There is something very rustic about warm bread fresh from the bakery served in a paper bag, but alas that paper bag ends up in the bin as it never holds out for the journey. Tuscan company Le Sorelle  have come up with the perfect solution, made up of four sisters (below), La Sorelle entrusted their idea to local artisans and have created the Uash Mama (Pronounced Wash Mama) paper bag.

Created originally as a paper bread bag, they feel like leather and yet wash like fabric meaning they are reusable and – unlike the green recycle bags that you get in the supermarkets – a little more attractive to use from shop to dinner table… or you can use them for anything else you see fit…

uashmama bags Uashmama storage   bag it with a washable paper bag

Even better for the ecological ones amongst us… they are made using a virgin fibre from cultivation and NOT through deforestation.

The paper is treated using a similar process to leather where the paper is stretched and tanned. They come in four sizes and three basic colours (natural, black and white…)… however there is also a gold and silver laminate for those of you who like a bit of bling on your bread bag!


Photo: UASHMAMA® Laminated Silver and Gold Paper Bags...Washable!!!

Fortunately for us Aussies Object Trouve came across ‘Uash Mama’ (pronounced wash mama) bags when they were travelling through Italy earlier this year, and bought them back to the country of green and gold.

The revolution of the paper bag does not just stop there, they also have shopping bags with a hand woven handle… these would be perfect for shopping, or hanging flowers and plants.


And my favourite little addition is the little terracotta warmer that you can heat up in the oven to keep you Pain au Chocolate or Panini nice and toasty warm!


The technique has also been used to create little lampshades which can be placed over glasses…


….The perfect little stocking filler…. or even stocking perhaps…..Now there is an idea girls…. just remember you heard it here…. on with the colourful journey…..


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7 responses to “Four Sisters and A Paper Bag

  1. This Sydney Life

    July 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I think I like the black one… Or, maybe the natural… And, the terracotta warmer is inspired. How cool are these sisters?

    • birdcagedesign

      July 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      I love the warmer thing too, so quirky – So cool to see sisters working together in the venture…

  2. EverydaySparks

    July 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Yes, these are fab! They look so great with the coloured crayons and blocks in them, but I love the idea of the warmer too…maybe it could be used as a hand warmer on days like this?! And do you think they’re really the sisters, or four models? What a great pic! 🙂

    • birdcagedesign

      July 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Like your thinking re the hand warmer! I think it is definitely the four sisters… definitely a very good gene pool in that family..brains and beauty!

  3. Gemma

    July 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you for all your nice comments and thank you Emma for this very nice article on your blog about our Uashmama® products!We’ll let you know as soon as we’ll have more ideas…
    And, yes, we’re four sisters!
    Gemma (the third sister)

    • birdcagedesign

      August 1, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Hi Gemma( third sister) cannot wait to hear of your new ideas all the best and thank you for stopping by:-)


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