The tote bag was first created in the 17th century, but the word "tote bag" means "carry with you", and it didn't become popular until the 1900s. Especially in the United States, tote bags did not reach the height of popularity until 1944, when one of the large clothing companies released their iconic boat bags. Interestingly, the purpose of this original tote bag is to carry ice cubes during outings, and the bag itself remains in production state, with almost no changes in product design. The boat bag continues to be made of durable canvas material and has undoubtedly withstood the test of time.
Although this company has made great contributions to the popularity of handbags, American housewives in the 1950s brought handbags into mainstream society. The tote bag is the main accessory after completing errands and chores, which led to the tote bag becoming a fashion statement in the 1960s. This is when designers such as Bonnie Cashin take advantage of practical design and transform it into an elegant look. When the popular New York bookstore The Strand adopted and relaunched its own version of the classic handbag, the handbag also swept the intellectual world. In every fashion week, high-end handbags are now common on runways all over the world. Compared with classic and practical cloth bags, it has a higher level of luxury.
Now, today, these eco-friendly handbags are available in a variety of colors and images. From subtle political expressions to pop culture symbols, almost anything can be printed on these bags. Flexible materials can also be customized according to your personal style and needs.