California Condor Tote Bag

$65.00

Ultramarine blue limited edition cotton/jute blend tote bags with long leather handles designed to keep your hands free. We also added a special coordinating List-It notebook and pen to keep your mind clutter-free. This Califonia Condor is part of our endangered bird product line. Each bird starts as a painting, along with hand-designed borders inspired by the bird’s native habitat. This border was inspired by the cross-hatching patterns of a magnificent and huge Condor nest. Help us celebrate and raise awareness for one of our national treasures.

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Product Story

We are a nation of schleppers — our stuff seems to go where we go — and most of us have a tote bag or two. I find them indispensable. I use totes for everything. I have a tote filled with dog walk necessities. The family car emergency kit is stashed in yet another bag. Another tote even houses my household’s stray socks — I am an optimist when it comes to stray socks. Why are our bags different? We wanted our bags to have some additional flourishes. Each bag has a List-it notebook pocket and a zipped pocket for your phone, keys, or wallet so it can pivot from your extra bag to your MAIN bag.  This way you will never get caught without something to write down that key bit of inspiration.

Pattern Story

I have started a new series in an uncharacteristic style for me. I tend towards abstraction but shifted to a more representational approach for this particular project. After reading about the global catastrophic decline in avian species last year, I started to sketch and research birds to increase my connection and knowledge. This is the California Condor, or Gymnogyps californianus, whose population was severely reduced due to shootings, power lines, poisonings, egg collecting and habitat loss.

Their population is making a comeback, thanks to organizations like the Ventana Wildlife Society, who help maintain and grow the Condor’s population. While this is great progress, the birds, like most of us, are facing the impact of climate change. The recent California wildfires have been catastrophic to the Condor population.

If you want to read more, this is an excellent resource:
www.ventanaws.org/california-condors

Material

Jute and lightweight cotton

Product Dimensions

Tote Bag: 15″ x 16″
Notebook: 3.5″ x 10″

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