Reusable Tote Bag by Inti Totes
Inti Totes is an ethical fashion brand whose mission is to empower artisans, reduce plastic, and support the education of underprivileged schools in Peru. I am super excited about this brand, one that’s created by high school student Gaby with her partners, Maria and Carol. How wonderful it is to support other young women who have a heart and passion to spread good in the world! Supporting young entrepreneurs, such as the smart, talented women of Inti Totes is another way to support conscious consumerism. I received this reusable tote bag from them for this review!
First of all, the totes are beautiful. The bag is made of several handwoven textile patterns and a deep teal fabric. The straps are about two inches thick, evening out shoulder pressure from heavy loads of groceries. The bag is actually huge—in a great way. It’s a little like a Mary Poppins purse. Despite it’s cute standard size, the bag opens up into a deep inner nest for several of your precious goods. It’s perfect, because I find that I only really need one bag for a full week or two of groceries.
I love keeping this reusable tote bag in my car so I never forget to take advantage of it when I run errands. Instead of using so-so looking reusable bags at your grocery store, this tote is beautiful accessory to an outfit. I also filled up my Inti Totes bag recently with beach gear for a sunny day near the ocean. The beauty of the bag is an eye-catching, and it’s great to explain the story behind Inti Totes to friends. It’s beautifully made, both aesthetically, and by the heart and care of those who crafted it together. It also comes with a zerowaste bulk and produce bag! Check it out:
First of all, Inti Totes‘s mission is to empower artisans by providing a fair wage for their work. Each Inti Totes bag is made by a skilled artisan in Peru. Using beautiful fabrics and colors resembling the rich culture of South American art, Inti Totes offers a way to help people earn a fair living wage. The empowerment through a partnership between the artisans and Inti Totes is designed to help Peruvian artisans support their families. In all, the combination of fairtrade practices, respect for Peruvian culture, and the appreciation and value towards artisan talent makes these well-made bags beautiful at any standpoint.
Another awesome aspect of Inti Totes is that it is designed to reduce plastic. Using a high quality, reusable tote bag such as Inti Totes allows us, as consumers, to say no to disposable plastic bags. The two smaller bags that come with the each Inti Totes reduces the use of plastic when purchasing produce or bulk products. According to the Clean Air Council, every year Americans use approximately 102.1 billion plastic bags. Less than 1% of those bags are recycled each year. The high quality and aesthetic look of Inti Totes makes me confident that I will be using this reusable tote bag hundreds of times, and will prevent hundreds of plastic bags from going into a landfill.
Lastly, Inti Totes aims to support education by providing much needed resources to underprivileged schools in Peru. By working directly with Peruvian artisans and giving back to the schools in the artisans’s community helps lift the community as a whole. Offering assistance and support towards children’s’ education is another way for Inti Totes to form deep roots towards a long-lasting relationship between the business owners and the Peruvian communities.
Inti Totes believes that each purchase is a positive impact for the world. Enter our GIVEAWAY to win a tote of your own!
- Follow @sustainabledaisy and @intitotes
- Tag 2 friends in a comment of the Instagram giveaway post starting July 24.
That’s it! Open to U.S. and Canada residents only. Winner announced by 5pm July 31, 2016. Good luck!