Dressember Market Tote Rosita
Our Up-cycled Denim Market Tote was designed by Rosita, our head seamstress. Made from up-cycled denim and featuring 100% cotton lining, there is so much goodness in the making! Take it along to the farmer's market or the beach, no more paper or plastic for you, just denim!
On my last trip to Guatemala, I gathered a group of our employees and asked them to help us design products made from our dead stock (dead stock is raw materials left from other completed projects), and this tote is what Rosita came up with. Up-cycled denim, simply put, is made from pre-consumer waste. We collect all the new waste from factories that make jeans and this waste is ground back into fiber, spun into new yarns, and woven into new sustainable fabrics!
Designed and handcrafted by skilled artisans in Guatemala. Magnetic snap closure, one inner pocket, zip closure, one oversize outer phone pocket, and two inner water bottle pockets. 100% cotton lining.
Size: 17.5" Width x 15.5" Height
Dressember Foundation is receiving 20% of the proceeds from the sale of this item!
How we make them
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!
Handmade by Artisans
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!
Power in Your Purchase
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!