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Introducing the latest addition to our collection — the ultimate travel companion, our Striped Canvas Tote.

Meticulously designed with functionality in mind, the interior is thoughtfully crafted with lots of pockets and compartments, providing a place for all your essentials, so you can stay organized on-the-go. Plus, the back pocket perfectly fits a laptop.

The Tote's body is custom-woven exclusively for us, making it a truly unique piece. The natural cotton material is interwoven with deep navy braids, creating a textured and visually striking appearance and is finished with black Nappa leather accents.

This versatile piece is the perfect accessory no matter the occasion. Whether you're boarding a plane, heading to the beach, or running errands, this tote is ready to go anywhere. We promise, it will be your summer staple... Though, personally, we'll be wearing ours all year-long.

Dimensions —
· Depth: 7.8 in / 20 cm
· Height: 14 in / 36 cm
· Width: 19.6 in / 50 cm
· Handle Drop: 8 in / 20.5 cm

Composition —
· Body: Custom Woven Cotton Canvas in Natural with Navy Braids
· Handles: Vegetable-Tanned Italian Nappa Leather in Black
· Interior: (Deadstock) Navy Drill Cotton Canvas

Made in Italy.

Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Read more about our return policy here.

We aim to process your order within 48 hours of receiving it, Monday - Friday. Orders placed after 2PM on Friday - Sunday, will be processed the following Monday.

Rugged and ready for a lifetime of hard use!

Spot clean cotton canvas & wipe-clean leather as needed. Store in a dust bag when not in use.

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Braided Canvas Tote

Natural / Navy Stripe

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Not Your Average Bag

A Purchase With a Purpose

Cesta bags are made by hand from start-to-finish. Each basket is hand-crafted of locally sourced, renewable resources, by talented female artisans in Rwanda, Africa — whom we are proud to pay 500-700% times the national average salary of Rwanda. Each piece is finished by hand in Italy with very carefully chosen, sustainable materials, at a luxury atelier.

For centuries, Rwandan weaving has been passed down from mother to daughter as a rite of passage, marking the transition into womanhood. The average Cesta artisan has over 5 dependents and is the primary breadwinner of her family. Her work allows for the family to purchase livestock, fund education and alleviate poverty in rural communities. At Cesta, we believe these talented women are the bright future of Rwanda.

Cesta Collective has made a big impact with small handbags on more than 1,400 women’s lives.

Vanity Fair

Cesta Collective, a new, cult-ish handbag line with a feel-good success story... They're luxe, yet low-key -- not "crunchy". It's just one way Cesta is subverting the many stigmas surrounding sustainable fashion.


Jane Birkin would be jealous.

New York Times

A classic piece you'll have forever.

Co-op Leader & Head Weaver

Meet Niyitegeka Liberte

“I am the primary income provider in my family. Before, I didn’t always know if I could afford food if the crops failed or medicine in the case of emergency. Now, I can comfortably say that I am able to pay for a hospital visit, medical treatment, or additional food if needed. The increased income made it easy for me to get loans, which I used to build my house, invest in land, and purchase livestock. I aspire to have a lasting impact on my family and community by working to lift up others.”


Small Batch Production

When we say limited-edition, we mean it. Each piece in our collection is made entirely by hand from start-to-finish, in very small batches. Because, ubiquity isn't interesting! Only a few of each exist & all are unique in their own way.