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Market Tote - Together For The Planet Label: Purple
A standard-sized, reusable tote bag from Patagonia. Made of 100% organic cotton canvas using a process that reduces the amount of scrap fabric generated in it’s production.
Made of sturdy, 100% organic cotton, the bag has durable, reinforced handles that connect with the 2-layer bottom to support heavier loads. Triangle corners at the doubled bottom of the Market Tote create a fold that distributes weight more effectively and internal stash pockets keeps keys and sunscreen handy.
- Made from durable organic cotton canvas with sturdy, reinforced handles
- Internal stash pocket keeps small items at hand
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
- Screen-print inks are PVC- and phthalate-free
- Dimensions: 12" wide x 5.75" deep x 17" tall
- Material: 10-oz 100% organic cotton canvas. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
- Weight: 221 g (7.8 oz)
- Made in Sri Lanka
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Patagonia was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, the company's roots are in clothing for rock and alpine climbing, but they now produce a diverse mix of apparel targeted towards skiers, snowboarders, surfers and climbers. Patagonia are a world leader in creating ethical, sustainable clothing.
Organic Cotton - In 1996, with an increased awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and synthetic fertilisers in growing conventional cotton, Patagonia began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of their cotton products. Organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Growing organically takes more time, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more. But it’s worth it.
Fair Trade Certified - Patagonia pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries their label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, who then decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.