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The Maker

In a world where choices can be made, I have made the choice to make products that last, from ethical, natural and locally sourced materials - Nina Babiuk.

Nina babiuk, owner, maker and designer of Pemberton Bag Company. 

Pemberton Bag Company was established in 2019, when Nina wanted a bag she could use outdoor, in all weather, yet stylish for everyday use. Not wanting to use synthetic fabrics, she discovered oilcloth.  The original wet weather fabric, used by Scottish fishermen and sailors for the durability and to keep them dry on the water. 
Today my fabric is made in one of the oldest continuing operating mills in Scotland, from ​GOTs certified organic cotton

What started as one bag for herself, has grown into a slow fashion, handmade bag company in Nina’s home, in Pemberton BC, on the unneeded territory of the Lil'Wat First Nations.

I make timeless pieces. That will age gracefully with you. Sewing is a craft that that should never age. 


The Fabric

Merchant and Mills

The real thing – Merchant and Mills oilcloth is the best quality traditional oilcloth made in the UK, finished to age and wear beautifully.  Made from ​GOTs certified organic cotton.

A blend of oils and petroleum-based waxes are impregnated into the fiber and saturates the cloth, so the performance relies on a traditional wax/water resist application.

  • Durable and water resistant

  • Do not wash, but can be re-oiled.

  • Do not iron.

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