Skip to product information
1 of 5

Tote Bag

Regular price
Regular price
Sale price
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

We have saved a batch of high quality denim cotton from ending up in landfills in Guatemala.

To celebrate five year of Bahini supporting women and girls worldwide our Guatemalan sisters have upcycled this cotton to sew and handprint these limited edition Bahini tote bags.

Join us in our celebration and wear our core values on your shoulder while comfortably keeping your small valuables in the practical pocket inside.

1. Product Information
  • Material: 100% Upcycled Canva Cotton
  • Size:
    Bag: 31 cm x 36 cm [width x height]
    Inside pocket: 21 cm x 15 cm [width x height]
    Shoulder strap 53 cm long
  • Color: Natural off white
  • Print:
    Front: Compassion Without Action is Just Observation
    Back: Bahini logo

Our tote bags are handmade from 100% upcycled canva cotton to minimize our environmental footprint as much as possible while guaranteeing optimum quality. We have chosen a high-quality sturdy fabric so that your tote bag can withstand wear and tear for many years to come. It perfectly fits a computer, a notebook, and in the handy inside pocket you can also fit your smaller valuables.

*Due to the nature of handicraft, there might be slight variation in sizes and print.

2. Care Instructions

To ensure your Bahini Tote Bag will stay beautiful forever please follow our recommended care instructions:

  • Hand wash or mild machine wash in cold water
  • Hang dry, away from sun
  • A few creases? You can iron your Tote Bag, we just advise you to place a cloth over it so as not to damage the print

Our soaps and bath accessories are made by resilient women in Bangladesh, working at Prokritee, a non-profit organization and a Guaranteed Member of the WFTO which supports over 1500 artisans across the country, with a focus on empowering women who play a key role in its operation. Through access to stable employment, these women survivors of human trafficking are gradually regaining their place in society and helping to promote their ancestral know-how.

SME (Sacred Mark Enterprise) is one of Prokritee's production units located on the countryside in Mymensingh Bangladesh. They employ survivors of sex-trafficking to help them live an independent life in freedom. Our soap bars are made by these fantastic women who currently are 28 regular producers and 31 seasonal producers. 

Baghda is one of Prokritee's production units located on the countryside in Barisal Bangladesh. They employ 45 regular producers and 158 seasonal producers. This is where our hemp scrub pouches are being made.


3. The Story Behind This Tote Bag

Our Tote bags are lovingly sewn and handprinted by strong women in Guatemala employed by Mi Eelo, a social, solidarity and circular enterprise, which is also the direct branch of the NGO Creamos. Mi Eelo employs 35 women in order to give them the opportunity to escape from precariousness, obtain a stable and dignified salary and be able to regain control over their lives by achieving financial independence.

    Tote Bag
    Tote Bag
    Tote Bag
    Tote Bag
    • Vegan

      PeTA certified

    • Fair Trade

      Fair Trade Certified

    • Plastic Free

      Natural fibres

    • Natural

      No chemicals


    How big is the tote bag?

    The tote bag is in a perfect size to use as an everyday essential. It fits a 13" computer and a book or three! The handy inside pocket also makes the tote bag convenient to also carry your smaller items.

    Size: 31 cm x 36 cm [width x height]

    Is the tote bag a sustainable product?

    Yes, Bahini saved a batch of 100% upcycled canva cotton that would have otherwise gone to waste. Our totebags are handmade of this beautiful natural off-white high quality fabric that has not been processed with any bleach, chemicals, softeners or other harmful chemicals. Thanks to its thick and sturdy material, it can withstand wear and tear for a long time.