Waxed Canvas Tote | M

$140.00 CAD $175.00 CAD
Color: Cotton
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A waxed canvas tote based on the timeless concept and efficient design of the classic brown paper bag.


Born out of a process of studying sculptural materials while attending Tama Art University, artist Kazumi Takigawa endeavoured to elevate the everyday with the creation of these durable and versatile bags.

Each bag is crafted from durable cotton in a canvas weave, and dyed with organic and natural dyes including coffee, tea, alum mordant, oolong, and iron mordant. The process is completed when each bag is treated with beeswax to give them their unique finish.

  • MEASUREMENTS: 20.5 W x 13 Depth x 38 cm H / 8 x 5 x 15"
  • MATERIALS: 100% Waxed Cotton with Natural Dyes
  • COLOUR: Oolong, Coffee, Cotton, Iron
  • ORIGIN: Japan
Product Care

Do not submerge in water, machine wash or tumble dry. To clean, wipe solid areas lightly with a damp cloth and air dry.

Each bag is finished with a waxed treatment, which will soften and fade slightly over time. To stiffen the bag again, and to remove the appearance of fine lines, simply iron lightly or warm the bag with a hairdryer and allow to cool. Do not store bags near heat sources or in direct sunlight.

Meet the Artisan


Kazumi Takigawa

Kazumi Takigawa is an artist from Japan who has crafted the archetypal paper bag into a stylish market tote – using waxed canvas. She took a commonplace object and has completely transformed it by adding natural elements to organic canvas weave-cotton. And the end-product is a recognized design that is at once familiar – and new.

This is a durable and unique tote, crafted with longevity in mind. Naturally dyed with coffee, tea, iron mordant, and oolong, the bags are reinforced on the bottom for superior strength. She waxes the 100% organic cotton canvas-weave material to give the bag a stiffness and texture that will ensure a long life.