Modern and multi-functional, the Oaxaca tote easily converts from tote to backpack just by pulling the straps. This piece is half built in Oaxaca and half in Guanajuato. First the body is weaved using a foot pedal loom by artisans in Oaxaca then the process continues in León, Guanajuato, where the vegetable tanned leather pieces are added to the body by great leather artisans.
Artisans, Fermina and Horacio, dye all the wool in their own home with only natural dyes that come from plants and insects. Mustard colour comes from the flower of the Tagetes Lucida plant, magenta from cochineal, blue from Indigo, black from pomegranate peel and grey are natural colours of the wool.
Horacio is in charge of the weaving process, it takes him two days to finish one single piece; then Fermina helps him close up the bag by stitching the sides.