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


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

Regular price $46.00
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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)