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The Must-Have Accessory: Discover the Versatility of the NZ Tote Bag

Looking for the perfect accessory that combines style, functionality, and sustainability? Look no further than the NZ Tote Bag. This must-have accessory is not just your ordinary tote bag - it's a statement piece that adds a touch of versatility to any outfit.

Pocket Huhu Bug artwork tote bag NESTER PRINTS

doodlewear 'Pocket Huhu Bug' art print premium 100% cotton canvas tote bags by Nelson based Printmaker and Illustrator Esther Remnant.

 

Whether you're heading to the office, going for a weekend getaway, or simply running errands, the NZ Tote Bag is your go-to companion. With its durable construction and featuring artwork by amazing New Zealand artists, the doodlewear NZ Tote Bag is built to withstand the test of time, making it a long-lasting investment that you can rely on. From one large main compartment as well as reinforced shoulder straps doodlewear's NZ Tote Bag made by AS Colour is carefully thought out to meet your needs. Join the fashion-forward trendsetters and discover the versatility of the NZ Tote Bag - a true must-have accessory for the modern fashion lover.

 

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The history and evolution of tote bags

Tote bags have a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. Originally used as a utilitarian bag for carrying goods, tote bags have evolved over the years to become fashionable accessories. The term "tote" actually means "to carry" and perfectly encapsulates the purpose of these bags. In the early 20th century, tote bags gained popularity as a practical bag for women, offering a larger carrying capacity than traditional handbags.

In recent years, tote bags have experienced a resurgence in popularity, thanks to their versatility and eco-friendly appeal. The NZ Tote Bag takes this trend to the next level with its unique design and sustainable aspects. Our doodlewear tote bag is manufactured by AS Colour from 100% cotton canvas, this tote bag is not only stylish but also durable. By choosing the NZ Tote Bag, you are making a conscious choice to support sustainable fashion.

 

Fantail's Lace artwork tote bag ANNA MOLLEKIN

doodlewear 'Fantail's Lace' art print premium 100% cotton canvas tote bag by Contemporary New Zealand artist and doodlewear owner Anna Mollekin.

 

Features and design of the NZ Tote Bag

The NZ Tote Bag stands out from the crowd with its exceptional features and thoughtful design. Crafted by AS Colour, a renowned New Zealand brand recognised for its high-quality products, the NZ Tote Bag is made from 100% cotton canvas with a heavyweight of 320 GSM. It is designed to be durable.

One of the standout features of the NZ Tote Bag is its ample storage space. With one large main compartment, you can easily fit your essentials and more. Whether you're carrying your laptop, books, or groceries, this tote bag has you covered. The reinforced shoulder straps provide added durability and comfort, making it easy to carry your items.

In addition to its practical features, the NZ Tote Bag also boasts stunning artwork by New Zealand artists. Each design tells a unique story and adds a touch of creativity to your everyday style. From vibrant patterns to abstract illustrations, there is a design for every personality.

 

Crowned Dahlia artwork tote bag ANNA MOLLEKIN

doodlewear 'Crowned Dahlia' art print premium Crown Lynn swan 100% cotton canvas tote bags by Contemporary New Zealand artist and doodlewear owner Anna Mollekin.

 

Different uses of the NZ Tote Bag

The versatility of the NZ Tote Bag knows no bounds. It can seamlessly transition from a work bag to a weekend getaway essential. Here are just a few of the many ways you can use the NZ Tote Bag:

  1. Work bag: With its spacious interior, the NZ Tote Bag is perfect for carrying your laptop in its sleeve, notebooks, and other work essentials. The stylish design adds a touch of professionalism and personality to your outfit.
  2. Weekend getaway: Planning a weekend trip? The NZ Tote Bag is the perfect companion. Pack your clothes, toiletries, and other travel essentials in this spacious tote, and you're ready to hit the road. The reinforced shoulder straps ensure maximum comfort, even during long walks or exploring the local markets.
  3. Grocery shopping: Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags and hello to the NZ Tote Bag. With its large capacity, you can easily carry your groceries without worrying about flimsy bags tearing. The sturdy construction and reinforced straps make it easy to transport even heavy grocery items.
  4. Beach bag: Heading to the beach? The NZ Tote Bag is a stylish and practical choice. Pack your sunscreen, towels, and other beach essentials in this spacious tote, and you're ready for a day of sun and sand. The durable canvas material is easy to clean, so you don't have to worry about getting sand or water on your bag.

 

 

Flower Power Frida Kahlo by Adelien de Wet and Anna Mollekin

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Benefits of using the NZ Tote Bag

Using the NZ Tote Bag offers a range of benefits that go beyond just style. Here are some of the key advantages:

  1. Sustainability: By choosing this reusable tote bag, you are reducing your environmental impact and supporting sustainable fashion.
  2. Durability: The NZ Tote Bag is built to last well. With its sturdy construction and reinforced shoulder straps, this tote bag can withstand daily use. Say goodbye to flimsy bags that fall apart after a couple of months.
  3. Versatility: Whether you're going to the office, running errands, or going on a weekend getaway, the NZ Tote Bag is a versatile accessory that can adapt to any situation. Its spacious interior and stylish design make it a go-to choice for any occasion.
  4. Style: The NZ Tote Bag is not just functional, but also a fashionable accessory. With its unique artwork by New Zealand artists, this tote bag adds a touch of creativity and personality to your outfit.

  

Styling tips for the NZ Tote Bag

The NZ Tote Bag is a versatile accessory that can be styled in numerous ways. Here are some styling tips to help you make the most of this fashionable tote bag:
  1. Casual chic: Pair the NZ Tote Bag with a simple jeans and t-shirt combo for a casual yet chic look. Let the artwork on the bag be the focal point of your outfit by keeping the rest of your look minimal.
  2. Office ready: Dress up your workwear by adding the NZ Tote Bag to your ensemble. Pair it with a tailored blazer, trousers, and a crisp white shirt for a sophisticated and professional look.
  3. Weekend vibes: For a laid-back weekend look, style the NZ Tote Bag with a flowy maxi dress or a denim skirt and a crop top. Add some sandals and sunglasses, and you're ready for brunch or a day of exploring.
  4. Beach boho: Take the NZ Tote Bag to the beach by pairing it with a breezy cover-up, a wide-brimmed hat, and some sandals. This effortless look is perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach.

 

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Eco-friendly aspects of the NZ Tote Bag

Choosing the NZ Tote Bag is not only a fashion statement but also an eco-friendly choice. Here are some of the eco-friendly aspects of this tote bag:

  1. Responsible sourcing strategy: AS Colour's "Carrie Tote" bags are made of 100% cotton canvas. AS Colour is actively engaged in the ongoing development of its Responsible Sourcing Strategy. Maintaining transparency within their supply chain remains a top priority for AS Colour. They have partnered with the Amfori BSCI initiative for this purpose and are also associated with the Australian Cotton Shippers Association for their Australian branch, as well as the Better Cotton Initiative for their company as a whole.
  2. Reduced waste: By using the NZ Tote Bag, you can reduce your reliance on single-use plastic bags. Instead of accumulating plastic waste, you can reuse your tote bag for years to come.
  3. Supporting local artists: The artwork featured on the NZ Tote Bag is created by talented New Zealand artists. By purchasing this tote bag, you are supporting local artists and contributing to the growth of the creative community.
  4. Long-lasting investment: The NZ Tote Bag is built to last well. Unlike fast fashion accessories that quickly fall apart, this tote bag is designed to be a long-lasting investment when cared for correctly. The founding of AS Colour was driven by the owner's recognition of the lack of high-quality blank garments in New Zealand. By choosing quality over quantity, you are reducing your overall fashion waste. 
  5. Eco-Friendly practices at doodlewear: Our printers utilise water-based pigment inks, which are Okeo-Tex Eco-Pass certified and CPSIA compliant. Our printers also participate in Brother NZ's ink recycling program. By adopting a printing-to-order approach, Doodlewear minimises leftover unwanted stock and reduces waste compared to traditional mass production methods in the fashion industry. Our shipping process involves home and commercially compostable courier satchels. We use minimal packaging to reduce waste.

 

 

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How to care for and maintain your NZ Tote Bag

To ensure that your NZ Tote Bag remains to look sharp for as long as possible, it's important to follow these care and maintenance tips:

  • Spot cleaning: If your tote bag gets dirty, spot clean it using a mild detergent and a soft brush or cloth. Don't scrub print.
  • Machine washable: Place tote bags inside out, inside a laundry wash bag to prevent the handles from getting caught in the washing machine. Gentle cycle cold wash. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron print. Dry in the shade. We also don't recommend using Earthwise or Ecostore detergent as they can cause print fading and we want your gear to look sharp for as long as possible.
  • Avoid overloading: While the NZ Tote Bag is designed to carry heavy loads, it's important to avoid overloading it. Like any tote bag, excessive weight can strain the seams and handles, leading to damage over time.

 

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Where to buy the NZ Tote Bag

If you're ready to add the NZ Tote Bag to your collection, you can find it at select retailers or online. Visit doodlewear's online shop to browse the latest tote art print designs by amazing New Zealand artists and make your purchase. With its exceptional quality and unique artwork, the NZ Tote Bag is a true must-have accessory for the modern fashion lover.

 

The NZ Tote Bag is more than just a bag - it's a versatile accessory that combines style, functionality, and sustainability. Crafted from 100% cotton canvas and featuring artwork by New Zealand artists, this tote bag offers ample space to carry all your essentials while adding a touch of creativity to your outfit. With its durable construction and timeless design, the NZ Tote Bag is built to be durable. From work to weekends, this tote bag can adapt to any occasion. By choosing the NZ Tote Bag, you are making a conscious choice to support sustainable fashion and reduce your environmental impact. Join the trendsetters and discover the versatility of the NZ Tote Bag.

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