Work on Canvas

The eco bag has developed from a casual throwaway biodegradable cloth bag to a substantial, unisex tote, which makes a statement that the owner cares for the environment. Every store in Tokyo seems to be offering these sturdy tote bag in canvas or hemp for summer. The unifying elements include natural colours, stamped or screen-printed designs with vintage or engraved typography and more substantial handles, generally in leather or rope. While originally aimed at women, they’re proving popular with young men for university or weekend use.

04 Jul 2012