Watch How Dior’s Embroidered Book Tote Bag Is Made

While luxury labels have been paying more attention to sneakers and casual wear lately, artisan craftsmanship still remains a cornerstone of esteemed fashion houses. One such example is Dior‘s embroidered Book Tote bag from its Ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The colorful, fully-embroidered replica bag features a pattern inspired by Mexican crafts and is produced in a family-run atelier located in the region of Umbria, also known as “Italy’s Green Heart.”

Each bag requires over thirty-two hours of work and over one million two hundred thousand stitches. Over fifteen shades of green, orange, red, fuchsia, violet and blue are combined to create an alluring pattern that embodies Dior’s true craftsmanship and design. To highlight the Book Tote’s masterful production, Dior has presented a video offering a behind-the-scenes look at the bag’s design and construction process.

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