Mini Tote - Live Simply Pocketknife: Bleached Stone
This is a half size tote bag from Patagonia, the Mini Tote an easy-to-carry choice for lunch or small trips to the grocers.
Made using a process that reduces the amount of scrap fabric generated in production and manufactured with Fair Trade Certified™ sewing. Pack it with a water bottle and lunch — the Mini Tote relishes lunches in the park or buying the essentials on your way home. Made of sturdy, 100% organic cotton, the bag has durable, reinforced handles that connect with the two-layer bottom for added support. Triangle corners at doubled bottom create a fold that distributes weight more effectively.
- Made from durable organic cotton canvas with sturdy, reinforced handles
- Internal stash pocket keeps small effects at hand
- Screen-print inks are PVC- and phthalate-free
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
- Dimensions: 8.25" wide x 5" deep x 10" tall
- Materials: 10-oz 100% organic cotton canvas
- Weight: 125 g (4.4 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.