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Handcrafted Beauty: Dragon Diffusion
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Handcrafted Beauty: Dragon Diffusion

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The Cross has always adored a basket: the handwoven jutes of Madagascar, multicoloured Milagros baskets from Mexico, the patterned rattans of Bali, intricately embroidered and embellished styles from Morocco to name but a few. Mostly, all our baskets are handcrafted by artisanal weavers producing the most beautiful pieces that can take days to make. The versatility of a basket from homeware to beaching to the market has made it a Cross favourite.

Naturally, when we discovered Dragon Diffusion, we fell in love. Dragon take the staple basket and transform it into a world of luxury using the most sumptuous vegetable dyed leather. Using basketry techniques from all over the world, all bags are made by hand by skilled weavers, a process that can take days to do just one bag.

(Image from dragondiffusion.com)

To own a Dragon Diffusion bag is to own an understated and luxurious piece, that supports the slow fashion. It will be beloved in your wardrobe for years, and will not age in style, only getting better when a leather patina develops enhancing it’s handcrafted feel. A charming touch, each Dragon Diffusion bag has handsewn inside an antiqued St. Christopher medal, in homage to the patron saint of travellers.

Shop our spring-summer edit of colours and styles….