It’s about 95 here, even thought it’s about an hour after sunset. A storm is brewing and Connor’s sitting at my feet. I was looking through my bag of books that I got at Book Thing yesterday and realized that I have way too many tote bags.
My new bag crush is the Seabag, made from old sails. I lugged some stuff home in a friend’s seabag the other day (tx y’all). I was on my college sailing team and was MVP my second year, so this bag really resonates with me. Some of the bags still have the sail numbers and the patches where the spreaders have torn through the sails. If you don’t know, sails aren’t made from canvas anymore, but high-tech fabrics like kevlar and dacron. I always sailed on boats with great names, including Ozone Ranger, Psycho Killer, Blind Squirrel and Planet Claire.
As I looked around a bit more, I saw more and more bags. I have a great monogrammed tote bag from Ballard Designs that I throw things in for work. I have a black leather tote bag in the same shape that I use in the winter.
I have my books in a cinnabar-coloured LL Bean boat bag, and then the things I bought at the Farmer’s Market in a Cath Kidston market bag that “Just a Plane Ride Away” a Texan living abroad, sent to me. These are made from recycled soda bottles. You can just see the Cath Kidston pattern in the lower left corner below.I just did a post on my food blog about the different kinds of bags I see at the Farmers’ Market, and think that this tote is pretty great. These collapsible market totes have a great European design.
Tote bags are a great way to be “green”, so in addition to being good-looking, they’re good for the earth. What kind of tote bag do you use?