Market Tote Rosita

  • MK1088
  • Women
$96.00

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 say Denim!

On my last trip to Guate 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; 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. Two inner water bottle pockets. 100% cotton lining.
Size: 17.5" Width x 15.5" Height

 

        Why we love them

        Artisan Handcrafted
        Upcycled Denim
        Sustainable
        Fair Trade
        MK1088 - Market Tote Rosita

        How we make them

        A craftsman cuts the leather by hand, choosing the leather carefully and making sure that he follows the grain of the leather, his expert eye tells him the best way to cut each piece. He then sews each piece with accuracy and exactness only seasoned cobblers have mastered. Each upper body is placed then in the shoe form and with skilled and strength, the master cobbler dresses the form and prepares it to attach the leather sole. The soles are then layered, one on top of another, he then cuts and sands the leather to perfection. Once the glue is dry the leather Artisan then carefully builds-up the finish with an expert’s eye, and touch, to achieve an aged patina in just the right places to reflect the aged qualities only time, wear, and frequent care could have accomplished naturally.

        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!