The ‘Character is Beauty’ Oversized Tote Bag (Navy)
The ‘Character is Beauty’ Oversized Tote Bag (Navy)
The ‘Character is Beauty’ Oversized Tote Bag (Navy)


The ‘Character is Beauty’ Oversized Tote Bag (Navy)

Regular price $47.00
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Make a statement, and carry all of your belongings. This is an extra large  extra strong bag.  This is also art meets culture - meets practicality.  

The Brief

  • ‘Iwa Lewa’ / ‘Character is Beauty’ our interpretation of a  proverb of the Yoruba people of Nigeria
  • These wise words are universal
  • Iwa Lewa’ is a timely reminder of what real beauty is - not the ‘likes’ and ‘shares’
  • Extra large shopper with front print with  ‘Character is Beauty’
  • Ethically made and sweatshop- free made with 85% organic cotton
  • Size: 56 x41x16 cm / 37 litre capacity

The Proverb / Print

‘Character is Beauty’ is the English interpretation of a popular (and one of my favourite) Yoruba proverbs) - Iwa Lewa.  The proverb encourages us to consider that beyond the superficial, beyond appearance, and beyond the facades. Who you are and what you do is your real beauty.⁣

⁣Proverbs have always provided a powerful means of communicating knowledge, experience, beliefs, and concepts.  With the Yoruba people and culture growing worldwide, these proverbs, and others of African origin, are gifts to the world.⁣

The Style

  • Durable canvas construction
  • Extra large capacity
  • Soft webbing handles for maximum comfort
  • Can be carried by hand or over the shoulder

The Fabric

100% Cotton Canvas - 475gsm (14oz/yd²)