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Covid-prepared Carry Cases

As we begin to emerge from lockdown, it’s time to get ready for the ‘new normal’. Communications and Participation have been busy crafting little bags, handmade from stylish and sturdy raffia. They are just the right size to carry your hand sanitiser, a face mask and a packet of tissues.  Complete with a detachable strap, you can wear them over your shoulder or pop them into a larger bag, so you are never without your supplies. They also make a thoughtful gift and can be posted with an accompanying note.

Beyond the coronavirus, they are equally handy for carrying your mobile and a set of keys while out on a walk!



  • Available in a natural straw colour, or a deep indigo blue
  • They come with a detachable leather strap, but if you would prefer a vegan option, just let us know
  • Simple loop and button closure at the top of the bag
  • Approximately 13cm by 16cm in size
  • Raffia is water resistant and can be cleaned with a disinfectant wipe
  • The bag is supplied empty


How do I order?

Email us at and let us know which colour you would like to order. We’ll advise on availability and timescales.

We’ll also need to know your postal address.

We will delete all addresses from our inbox once your order has been sent.


What does it cost and how do I pay?

All of the materials, time and even the postage are being donated by the Communications and Participation team. We’d be very grateful if you could make a small donation (suggested £10) on the University’s  Just Giving Page for Cure Leukaemia, our charity of the year. Let us know once you have donated to the page and we’ll dispatch your order via Royal Mail.

That’s it…you’ll be ready to join the queues at Primark now!


I can crochet. Can I make them myself?

The pattern is based on a mobile phone carry case (just make it a little bit bigger). The raffia is available through Wool and the Gang.

Happy crafting!

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