This versatile, fun tote is a go-to for daily carry. Handmade in ARTIFACT's Omaha, NE studio using only the finest materials.
• Handmade in ARTIFACT's Omaha, NE Studio • Wider base for stability (Doesn’t Tip Over) • Sturdy Double-Ply Bottom • Roomy Front Pocket & Two Side Pockets for Bottle / Thermos • Riveted Leather Straps
Materials & Care Instructions: • 14oz Duck Canvas with Water Repellency Treatment • Natural Eco-Friendly Vegetable Tanned Leather • Steel Rivets • 100% Cotton Binding Hand wash with cold water and mild soap. Avoid soaking leather straps. Air dry away from direct sunlight.
Made in United States
Meet the Maker:
A small, vibrant team of artisans in Omaha, Nebraska, ethically and resourcefully handmake ARTIFACT's bags, aprons, and other products. We rescued most of our production equipment sitting fallow in dilapidated midwestern buildings since the 1990’s, when commercial sewing shifted abroad. Most brands farm out production to factories that emphasize speed and turnaround over quality. You can see and feel the difference in resulting products that are not meant to last and do not carry the pride of their makers. If these factories-for-hire are located abroad or are not transparent in employment and production processes, how do you know how they treat workers and the environment? Over 90% of ARTIFACT's waste is composted or recycled with the help of our local partner, Hillside Solutions. We are striving to become a zero-waste company. ARTIFACT was founded in 2010 on the enduring principle of handmaking a product with the finest materials focused on quality, utility, and timeless design. Quality is an environmental issue. We build our products to last. In the rare situation when one of our products needs a repair, we gladly do it for a nominal fee, so ARTIFACT's products stay in use, add character with age, and never end up in a landfill
Introducing our new ESCAPE Canvas Tote! The same great quality and style of our classic ESCAPE Utility Bag but now with long shoulder straps. These tote bags are made from sturdy 18oz canvas and feature one large interior pocket as well as a snap closure. Comfortable leather shoulder straps straps are the perfect length for slinging over your shoulder or carrying by the hand. Measures approximately 18" wide, 14" tall, 6" deep. Strap drop approximately 10". Every Forestbound Bag is proudly made in the USA.
Meet the Maker:
Alice Saunders started Forestbound from her living room in Boston during the winter of 2007. Driven by her passion for history and vintage textiles, she created Forestbound to tell the stories of the reclaimed materials that she had been uncovering at flea markets and estate sales throughout New England. Alice’s designs are both timeless and unique; highlighting special pieces of history that she hopes to bring back into the present through memorable products and intentional craftsmanship.