Our Favourite Fashionable Tote Bags You'll Totes Feel Good About Buying
These thoughtful totes won't leave you with buyer's remorse
VIVA X The Fred Hollows Foundation
Viva has teamed up with The Fred Hollows Foundation for a second year to support its efforts in restoring eyesight for those in need across the Pacific – just in time for Christmas. A limited-edition tote bag comes free with any $35 donation to The Foundation, helping give sight to one needlessly blind person in the Pacific. The artwork has been created by Viva creative director Dan Ahwa and is entitled Fresh Choice. "This artwork represents the colours and textures of the main market in Salelologa, Savai'i, where fresh local produce is sold every day. It’s important for people in the Pacific to go back to their roots and eat healthily, especially as diabetes is one of the main contributors to blindness across the Pacific."
To make a donation and to help support the Foundation visit Grabone.co.nz.
Maggie Marilyn X Sweet Charity
Each of these tote-bags are made locally in Auckland using 100% repurposed fabric donated by Maggie Marilyn. All profits from these $49 bags go directly to Sweet Charity, a collaboration of two non-for-profit organisations; The Grief Centre and Supporting Families in Mental Illness. The bags, available in four different fabrics, are made using 100% cotton and French seam detail along with a handy internal pocket for your precious belongings. If you’re looking for more from the pair, there are also summer hats available.
To shop MM X Sweet charity, visit Sweetcharity.co.nz
The Warehouse X Variety Children's charity X Trelise Cooper
The Warehouse have collaborated with one of New Zealand’s most well-recognised designers, Trelise Cooper, to create this printed bag for the Variety - The Children's Charity. Artwork created by Trelise features a bright and eye-catching design on an Indian cotton reusable bag featuring sturdy handles. Donations from the $4 bag go directly back to the Variety charity, giving disadvantaged New Zealand children a happier, healthier childhood.
To buy visit Thewarehouse.co.nz