Canvas Tote – To The Market
HANDMADE IN BANGLADESH
Meet your new farmers market and grocery store go-to. Maximize on space with six interior pockets labeled for bread, cheese, wine, fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
This tote is lined with extra durable canvas to ensure the best structure and to fit all your market finds in one organized bag.
This tote bag is made by using traditional techniques that have been passed down across generations. Through fair wages, skill development, and training, skilled artisan women in Bangladesh are able to build strong futures.
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CORR – THE JUTE WORKS
CORR – The Jute Works empowers women in Bangladesh through handicraft production. The skilled women, many of whom previously did not have access to a formal education, make beautiful handicrafts. CORR – The Jute Works not only creates market access, but also provides job training and develops leadership skills. CORR – The Jute Works has a sewing center in Mirer Bazar and works with producer groups within the city of Dhaka to sew these bags.
They use sustainable jute, canvas, and cotton fabric to sew a variety of totes in our collection. The production process varies based on the size of the goods the artisans are creating as well as the complexity. This traditional technique has been followed for thousands of years while being passed down through different generations of women.
Artisans practice a traditional sewing technique by knot to create the macrame wall hangings. They use cotton yarn, sourced from local markets, and a cane stick to knot, design, and create the product. These wall hangings are made by one person at a time and can take approximately five hours for smaller pieces and 18 hours for larger pieces.