Tote Bag - Jute & Cotton
Our unique Eddie tote is beautiful, versatile and sturdy. Made from a heavy weight jute-cotton canvas which gives it a lustrous appearance. With the strength of natural jute fibers blended into the organic cotton it will outlast other totes in eco style. Yet the fibres are natural and will compost back to earth at the end of its long life.
Built large and strong for serious shopping or fun, it has 6 large inbuilt pockets. You can keep olive oil bottles upright, safely stash cartons of eggs or celery and keep delicate items from getting crushed while grocery shopping. Or you can keep things organised when your out and about, at the office, beach or enjoying a picnic.
As soon as you pick up our tote bag you will know it is something special. Thus it truly makes the perfect gift for that friend, colleague or family member who 'has everything'.
What is Jute?
Jute is a natural vegetable fibre from the bark of the white Jute plant, or Corchorus Capsularis. Jute is easy to grow, harvest and weave and its fibres make a sturdy yet biodegradable fabric.
In fact, jute is the second most versatile fabric after cotton, and the second most common fibre grown and used all across the world. But the best thing about jute is it uses less water than other fabrics during production, and the production of jute is more eco-friendly than any other fabrics. Jute thrives on rainwater, and with enough water (like in the monsoon regions of India), there's little need for fertiliser to help it along, nor does it need pesticides.
Jute is a gorgeous golden-brown colour, so it's sometimes called Golden Fibre. It is light, has a shimmery shine to it, and has a flexibility and durability unlike other fibres.
By combining Jute and Organic Cotton grown in similar regions we create a traditional yet luxurious and strong natural weave that makes our tote bags so unique.
Our tote bag is
- 38cm wide, 23cm deep and 34cm tall with 54cm long padded handles
- There are 6 internal pockets, two on each side and one on each end
- The padded handles make the heavy weights it can carry more comfortable
- Perfect for shopping, the beach, picnics, as a day bag, nappy bag or at the office
More Info on Different Weaves
More Info on Different Weaves
We have three main weaves in the Keeper range of produce bags plus our unique Jute-Cotton weave and some other specialty weaves.
For more information on our different weaves see our info page.
Diamond Weave: Diamond is our signature style of organic cotton weave and unique to The Keeper. Lighter than mesh or muslin yet stretchy and strong, just like you after a few serious yoga sessions!
Mesh Weave: Mesh is a traditional weave for produce bags. The large, loose weave allows visability and lots of air flow.
Muslin Weave: Another traditional weave, muslin is one of the oldest weaves. This tight, dense weave is perfect for root veggies or bulk foods.
This bag has internal pockets (great for storing extra string bags) it's very well made, looks great, washable and packs groceries, fruit and veg so much better than any other bag I have used so far. I received it from Hubby for Christmas (among other things) such a practical gift for anyone and everyone as a beach bag, grocery bag, travel bag or to take to a farmers market. I love it and will be ordering more for friends and family.
Thank you so much we are glad you love it as much as we do.
Wishing you peace, wonder and joy
The Keeper Team
For Xmas I received the Eddie Tote bag, which I love so much as it is beautifully and ethically made, using certified organic cotton. I can’t wait to head to the markets and fill it up with organic fruit & veg. I will get a lot of use out of my much loved bag so it is definitely a “Keeper”