I worked with a cooperative of Zapotec weavers in a small town outside of Oaxaca (in Mexico), called Miáhuatlan, to make these bags. Each bag takes up to two days to create, and they are made with high quality recycled plastic - it will last you forever! I bought my first Oaxaca tote in 1998 and 21 years later, I still use it!
This bag is made with the same sturdy recycled plastic like our other bags, but this bag has the most clever design element - there are leather snaps on either side of the bag which allow you to cinch it into a kind of trapezoid shape (the side view photo of the green bag), or you can undo the snaps for a traditional rectangular tote style. So cool!
Red with our signature plaid-bottom design of turquiose, silver and black. This tote measures 17"H x 12"W x 6"D with an over the shoulder - length leather strap.
Proceeds from your purchase aids in the development of artisan communities in Mexico.