Shopping recently at one of my all time favourite stores Mint Boutique located in the historic Distillery District of Toronto I found this fabulous tote, The Etla ‘Everything’ Tote. I was intrigued with the origins of the bag enquired with Lisa of Mint Boutique where she sourced the Totes, Abrazo Style, was the answer. Being a proponent of Ethical Fashion, Handmade Goods and supporting Artisans globally I loved reading the background story of my new purchase at Abrazo Style.
“The Etla ‘Everything’ Tote is the ultimate, practical, unique carry all that will last a lifetime. Made by indigenous artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, this virtually indestructible, waterproof, and socially responsible bag is one of our most popular creations. Woven out of a tough plastic lanyard on a traditional wooden box frame, this bag is the very definition of hand crafted. It features integrated double shoulder straps woven into the body of the bag for extra strength, a square bottom for more stability, and an ever-changing array of colours and designs inspired by our women and men artisans.” With the warm weather and regular visits to the local Farmers Markets my new Etla tote is almost on daily duty. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Abrazo Style’s inspiring philosophy and social conscience, take a read of the Abrazo Style Story at AbrazoStyle.