Indigo Striped Jute Tote
Use this stylish tote all season for everything from groceries to workout wear or beach supplies. Imported by Dharma Door, our striped jute totes are handwoven with natural fibers by women working within a fair trade program in Bangladesh. These talented women combine traditional weaving styles with contemporary designs and sustainable materials. The jute plant is a high yielding, durable natural fiber, and requires less water than many other textile crops. Available in either wide or thin indigo or natural and white stripes, our totes are lined with cotton and feature an internal zippered pocket and mobile phone pocket. The handles have recently been lengthened to 12" to fit easily over the shoulder; the totes measure 21" W x 15" H with an oval base 9.5 x 14".
The Dharma Door jute bags are handcrafted by artisans working with Fair Trade organization in various regions throughout Bangladesh. These organizations provide craft skills development training, entrepreneurial assistance, environmentally-friendly raw materials and sustainable opportunities for some of the most marginalised women in Bangladesh. They pay a fair price for the handcrafted products and sell them to local and foreign markets. In addition to the handicrafts activities, the organization operates a social empowerment program, aiming to enhance and improve the social and humanitarian aspects of the artisans and encourage self-reliance through further education.