Teal Large Cesta Tote
Designed by ixöq and handwoven by our partner artisans in Guatemala, using threads of recycled plastic, these large ‘cesta’ totes are modeled on the traditional market bags you see throughout Latin America.
These totes make for a perfect all-year-long bag. The large size is perfect for the market, for travel, for the office, the gym, outdoor entertaining, basically anywhere that you'd like an attractive and sturdy carry-all bag. They are very durable and easy to clean and they are 100% vegan!
All ixöq products are ethically made, sustainably sourced, and follow Ethically Sourced standards. We work directly with our partner artisans on each custom order and pay a fair wage for the artisans’ work.
Each Large Cesta Tote comes with a decorative tassel & is unlined.
Dimension: 13"w x 7"d x 12.5"h. Handle height: 13.25".
Teal Large Cesta Tote
Where it's made
ixöq(ee-sh-auk), which meanswomen in the Mayan dialects, Kaqchikel and Tzutujil, is a social enterprise that works with local women from Mayan communities in Guatemala to create unique, ethically made, locally sourced, fair trade products. Our products are fun, colorful, festive and useful, all while honoring the culture and tradition of the women. ixöq designs each item in partnership with the artisans and our proceeds support the women and the nonprofit or cooperative groups who support them. We ensure that each artisan is paid a fair wage and plays an integral role in the design and creation process.
How it's made
At ixöq, we pride ourselves on selling high quality well-made products. Our products are fun, whimsical, colorful, ethically made and useful, all while honoring the customs and traditions of the artisan communities of Guatemala. ixöq designs the products but also often give the women artistic license to create & contribute new ideas using the patterns, colors and designs of their choosing.
LOCALLY SOURCED RECYCLED PLASTIC CORD
Our cesta & boxi products are woven using locally sourced cord made from recycled plastic. We have a color catalog that we use but on occasion the color may slightly vary from that shown in the catalog. This again is the nature of small batch production and part of it's charm. Each of these items is also woven by hand using a wooden frame. This helps maintain a standard size but the artisans must work hard to make sure their weaving tension is the same as others so that the product sizes are consistent.