About Our Totes

January 29, 2018

About Our Totes

Looking at our website it’s hard not to notice our tote bags come in a wide variety of colors and a myriad of patterns.

All of our Oaxacan tote bags are made out of recycled plastic. Each one is handcrafted using a wooden “box loom” that ensures a consistently sized product and a sturdy, tight weave. Every day these handwoven totes are hard at work in Oaxaca, they are a favorite with the locals, carrying their daily food and supplies from the markets. Their appeal lies in their versatility, durability, unique designs and bright colors. An Artisan Tote won’t weigh you down either, even our largest bags with long handles weighs in at a mere 22 ounces, our large size totes are about 16 ounces. Totes are also available in long handle versions which are ideal for people who like to carry their tote bags over the shoulder.

Artisan Totes super size tote bags have tons of room and are great for trips to the beach, tailgating, camping, the mall or anywhere where that you might need extra room for your things. All tote handles are woven into the bag, they are literally a part of the tote making for a strong, durable single-piece unit. Our bags are unlined and washable with mild soap and water, giving them a big advantage over fabric totes that can stain easily or absorb odors.

During a recent trip to Centro de Oaxaca we were fortunate enough to find hand carved hearts painted with bright, festive colors that we have transformed into bag charms just in time for Valentine’s Day. We also offer several totes that have bag charms that we’ve created. Both our hearts and charms feature lobster style clasps making them portable between bags. Weather you choose a tote with a charm, scarf or heart your bag will stand out in a crowd. We are always on the lookout for new unique designs. We want our site to be your go to place for fun, fashionable totes and accessories.




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