Lalita Tote


Size: 13" h x 19" w x 5.5" g

Material: 100% cotton with magnetic closure and plastic bead accents.  

Handmade in India

This bright, cheerful bag will brighten up any outing. Fully lined in a contrasting fabric with three interior pockets (one zip, two open). Tassel included (and sold separately here). Comes with a free friendship bracelet made by the girls your purchase supports. Choose your phrase here and send your choice to to include in your order, or let us choose for you.

What do customers say? "I absolutely love my Lalita tote. It makes a bright and cheerful statement, carries all my stuff, and is lightweight and comfortable to carry." - Sally


The bag was stitched and assembled from market fabric in a small woman-owned workshop in New Delhi by a number of women including Lalita. The workshop was established in 1996 with the motive of reviving the dying arts of India, and providing regular work to home workers - women in India who traditionally work irregularly from their home to earn income while also retaining responsibility for their work at home. The workshop's directors also run and fund a girls school that offers free tuition and midday meals. Each bag provided 1 day of fair work to women in India. The sale of each bag will provide a day of life skills mentoring for adolescent indigenous Mayan girls through the Catrinka Girls Project

The woman behind the bag: Lalita has worked with the workshop for two years. She has five children: three girls and two boys. Of the girls, one is in school, one stays at home with her children,and one works with her in the workshop. One of the boys works in a garment manufacturing company and the other is in school.  

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 Acknowledgements: Product photography by Rich Begany Photography. Model Megan Butterworth.  [And sometimes people think she's called Lolita]