East-West Tote | Small
Natural + Shibori
Tote bags are lovable - sturdy and convenient, we use them ALL the time – but this one is special. Constructed from 18oz cotton canvas, naturally dyed shibori* printed fabric and copper hardware, the East-West Tote converts from handheld to shoulder bag via detachable leather handles. Once the handles are removed, the tote is washable (see care instructions below). The Small size is a perfect day bag, and can easily carry your laptop, a sweater and lunch.
These textiles are hand-dyed using the Shibori technique, which involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in natural indigo. This process results in unique variations in the print, thus no two pieces are exactly alike.
Sturdy 100% Natural Cotton Canvas
Indigo Shibori-Dyed Canvas
Blush Leather Handles (Detachable)
Natural Cotton Webbing Handles
Copper Collar Buttons and Rivets
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Size + Details
13”H x 3.5”D x 18”W
Leather Handle Drop: 4"
Webbing Handle Drop: 10.5"
Note re: detachable handles. The leather is meant to fit tightly around the collar buttons. When detaching or re-attaching, we recommend placing the bag on a flat surface. Additionally, you can poke a pencil, etc. through the key holes to loosen the leather before you fit the hole over the collar button.
Care + Wear
Hand wash in cold water with like colors. Hang dry. Remove leather handles prior to washing.
Note that our shibori prints are made using natural indigo-dye, which may release color for the first few washings. This fade brings out the grain of the fabric, creating a traditional “denim” look. The dye will stabilize, but until then, wash all indigo-dyed items separately in cold water.
We offer customized monogram tags to be placed on your bag handle, hand-embossed at our studio in Brooklyn. To add a Monogram, first select "Add to Cart" above to purchase your product and then navigate to one of the below links to add the monogram:
Monogram Tags are hand-riveted and attach to your bag by ball-chain. Tags can also be purchased separately.
We offer Hand-Dyed Indigo Leather handles that you can purchase as an additional set of handles for your East-West Tote. To add these handles, first select "Add to Cart" above to purchase your product and then navigate to the Indigo Leather Handles to add them to your cart. Handles can also be purchased separately.