The distinctive ‘Mantos’ showcase QR codes that narrate captivating stories of our ocean, all the while actively participating in its cleansing from plastic.

Manto Small

With a size of 70 x 70 cm, the small cloth enables you to create a mini bag and to wrap a bottle of wine, using Furoshiki knots. Additionally, you can use it as a head scarf. The only limit is your imagination. Check here for inspiration

Manto Large

With a size of 1.50 x 1.50 m, the large cloth enables you to create a handbag and a backpack using Furoshiki knots. Additionally, you can use the cloth as a towel in the park. The only limit is your imagination. Check here for inspiration

Japanese inspiration

Begs immersed herself in studying Japanese culture to ensure a seamless transition upon arriving at her destination. She drew inspiration for these cloths from Japanese minimalism and Furoshiki art.

Handmade in the Azores

The ‘Mantos’ are handmade in Terceira island, Azores. We make sure that the professionals who make our high-quality products, work in safe conditions and earn fair wages.

Ocean plastic

Our ‘Mantos’ are made with SEAQUAL® YARN containing Upcycled Marine Plastic. In collaboration with NGOs, fishermen and local communities, the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE is helping to clean our oceans of marine litter. Begs & Bags is a proud member of the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE.

Love story

The woven QR codes take you to an enchanting tale about the great ocean travelers, the Cory’s shearwaters. A profound love story—one rooted in truth, filled with hope, and deeply intertwined with the connections between Azoreans and this remarkable species.

How to fold

Exquisite collaboration

Artezanista has crafted stunning ceramic accessories including earrings, necklaces, pins, and brooches, all inspired by the graceful beauty of Cory’s Shearwaters. These unique pieces perfectly complement our ‘Mantos’.