Meet the Artisan
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.