My Cities Tote
This is in reference to the infamous 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 PoC, you get used to not seeing yourself represented in anyway in the West, a lot of the time it’s sad and alienating, but at least for me, there is also many moments where I don’t even pay it any attention because I’m so used to never being represented. I don’t even come to 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! These cities aren’t elitist, Western metropolis’ where clothing stores make money off us as customers but never as people they need to cater to. These cities are home! Give em some love. On a cotton cloth tote bag, because we don’t need anymore plastic!
The dimensions are 40.5 x 35.5 x 13 cm, so feel free to use this to carry groceries, books, or your computer, and you can always use it as a purse ;)