My Cities Oversized Tote
This is "inspired" by the pretentious American Apparel design of metropolitan cities around the world they had stores in.
I always looked at the list and never could see any of the places that I loved. As a BIPOC/BAME person, you get used to not seeing yourself represented in anyway in most spaces. A lot of the time it’s sad and alienating, frustrating and disheartening, but often, you even expect it!
This was my way of reclaiming that design and adding the cities I have love for and am proud to have love for!
The cities featured on this tote aren’t elitist, Western metropolis’ where clothing stores make millions off us as customers (and models!) but never as people they need to cater to.
These cities are home! They are your home, and my home, let's give 'em some love.
This ain't your average tote bag, by the way! It's OVERSIZED, a good 10+ cms bigger than most totes (51 x 36 x 16 cm). It's made of 100% organic cotton, and can carry up to 15+ kilos!