Every once in a while, a entirely new design arrives, like a gift from the ether’s. The inspiration comes in several ways, sometimes the materials or elements speak to me and I combine them into a interesting new juxtaposition. This is what happened with the Traveler Tote. In the design studio we have stacks of vintage textiles and I saw two completely different fabrics from different parts of the world, a linen European grain sack and a burlap coffee sack next to each other and inspiration struck.
Both of these utilitarian sacks, were originally created to carry harvested crops to market. They look great together and I felt it would be interesting to pay homage to their humble origins by combining them and up-cycling them into an entirely new tote bag. To strengthen the tote I added a luxurious black linen lining and for comfort I sourced scrap leather from a local handbag manufacture and wrapped the jute straps in leather for unparalleled comfort. The original tote created 10-24-11 is pictured above.
The heart logo with the “C” brand stands for care, caring for our environment, ourselves and our world by re-purposing, up-cycling and re-inventing.
The collapsible Traveler Tote, is the the perfect companion, no matter where you adventure. The Traveler Tote is timeless, made with natural up-cycled Eco-luxury materials that improve with age. I feel everyone needs this multipurpose fashion utility.
Made by hand, each Traveler Tote is “one of a kind” and no two are exactly alike.
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