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Creamos Canvas Totes are the ideal daily bag, whether it's used for picking up groceries at the local market, running errands or packing for a weekend trip! Made with a light-weight canvas material, these bags are the ultimate sustainable staple with an amazing backstory.
These tote bags are a Mikoleon x Creamos Futuros signature product. We teamed up with the amazing Creamos Futuros (We Create Futures,) which is a non profit organization in Guatemala. Creamos Futuros is dedicated to helping the women and children who live around the dangerous Guatemala City landfills. Instead of the women relying on the landfill for unsanitary resources to survive, this organization provides a workshop to help these women develop skills that can be used to get a job.
These incredible women who are learning to sew helped make these totes! Our canvas totes are not perfect, the stitches may not be flawless, but the hearts and souls of the women that make them are. When you buy a tote, you are helping these women change their lives for the better. Read more about our work with Creamos Futuros here.Size: 17 H x 17 W in
Some of our accessories are made from repurposed Cortes (skirts Maya women wear) and Rebosos (baby wearing wrap) and deadstock fabrics. Cortes and Rebosos are made with a foot-loom, each design is typical of its region; each yard takes about 5-6 hours to weave! Our Bandanas, Scrunchies, Headbands and Denim Totes are made from dead stock (residual fabrics left over from major projects.) Instead of ending up in a landfill, these fabrics are repurposed for our accessories collection. Zero waste indeed!
Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!
Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!