Tote, in its original context, means to carry or wield. The origins of the word can be traced back to the 17thc when it was used as a verb ("to tote") but, over time, tote became the noun we know it to be in 2022. Learn more about the journey of everyone's favourite reusable bag here.
Tote bags tend to be made from canvas — a plain-woven fabric made from cotton. Learn more about the process, and how to ensure your tote is the most environmentally-friendly it can be, with this article.