Totes For Everyone
The evolution of the tote bag over recent years is one born out of both practicality and style. Well, you’d probably argue that all bags ought to be practical and somewhat stylish. However, the tote bag has something extra, an underlying value, a subliminal meaning or even a relatively obvious promotion of something you support. This could be your favourite charity, your friend’s new revolutionary start-up biz (even it’s an awful idea) or simply a print that proudly displays the part of London you’re from. As well as being trendy, tote bags are often incredibly cheap compared to most other alternatives. Their value for money combined with their practicality and trendiness makes tote bags even more of force to be reckoned with.
You might be thinking that tote bags are too girly or feminine but the origin of the tote bag is quite the polar opposite. They were originally designed by LL Bean in 1944 when the first Bean’s Ice Carrier was made. It was a bulky bag made of reinforced cotton for transporting substantial blocks of ice. The task of carrying one of these weighty tote bags is manly no matter which way you look at it. So in Spring/Summer 16, whether your simply transporting your groceries, or a hefty set of speakers to lend a friend, or you’ve actually been giving the task of bringing the ice for the drinks bucket at barbeque, be sure to have a tote bag at your beck and call!
The sale of these totally unique tote bags will help fund FARA’s outreach scheme to help disadvantaged young women develop parenting and life skills, part of FARA’s internationally accredited FOYER training programme.