Tote Bag - Recycled Cotton
Our unique Ryce tote is the NEW younger brother of Eddie Tote. Where Eddie is made from a unique Jute-Cotton blend, Ryce is made from recycled cotton.
- 100% recycled cotton canvas
- 6 internal pockets
- Lighter weight
- Wide handles
Built large and strong for serious shopping or fun. The pockets are great for keeping olive oil bottles upright, safely stashing cartons of eggs or celery and keeping delicate items from getting crushed. Or you can keep things organised when you're 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 Recycled Cotton?
Recycled cotton, also known as up-cycled cotton, is made from post-consumer or post-industrial waste. That is, it is either made from used clothes or from the scraps from factory floors when clothing and other textiles are made. When cutting out a T-shirt or even our own organic bags there are scraps of fabric that cannot be used.
It is harder to recycle clothing, as much of it is mixed fibres and printed or dyed. But, the environmental impact of recycling factory scraps is still very high and is how we source our recycled yarn.
Once the cotton waste has been collected it is sorted, chipped and pulled apart to produce cotton fibres. These fibres are then washed and spun into new yarn, which is then woven into fabric. Recycled cotton fibres are shorter than the original material and harder to process and weave, which is why it is still an emerging fabric despite being possible for many years. You end up with a beautifully textured fabric that is as strong as cotton canvas and enviably more sustainable.
Cotton recycling conserves resources, reduces waste, and doesn't involve harmful chemicals or other substances. The process significantly saves water, energy and carbon dioxide emissions.
By recycling just one ton of cotton, up to 765 cubic meters (765,000 litres) of water can be saved - compared to virgin cotton production.
Recycled cotton is natural, bio-based, biodegradable, compostable and re-recyclable. A sustainable option, but its availability is still limited.
Our Ryce tote is certified by Global Recycled Standard and Oeko Tex to contain no harmful substances.
We also have Social Accountability Accreditation for our manufacturing and our packaging is FSC recycled paper.
38cm wide, 34cm tall and 23cm deep
54cm long wide handles
6 internal pockets, one on each end and 2 on each side
Can carry up to 20kg
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.