The totebytess design is developed after launching the couture collection ‘natuurlijk’. By using the remnants from this collection, the totebytess designs articulate the sustainable vision of tess van zalinge and this collection. It expresses a modern and functional aesthetic and at the same time preserves established fashion. Made of deadstock fabrics from the known couture fashion houses such as Chanel, Gucci and Balenciaga.
fabric : deadstock fabrics from known couture fashion houses
colour : various designs
composition : deadstock fabrics, lining 100% cotton, gold metal snap closure, embroidered straps, solid bag bottom, inside pocket
care : dry clean only
Responsible materials are the foundation of our sustainable vision. All the textiles used in the atelier of tess van zalinge are carefully selected, always with a conscious and responsible approach. The deadstock materials of known fashion houses are used to create the totebytess. The totebytess is finished with a lining made of pure cotton, they come with a solid bag bottom, a gold metal snap closure, a small inside pocket and the straps are locally embroidered.
Embracing and cultivating sustainability and craftsmanship, the totebytess bags are fabricated from deadstock fabrics and are locally produced in our atelier based in Amsterdam. In collaboration with embroidery craftswomen Franziska, the totebytess is locally embroidered.
Faithful to traditional techniques, the atelier tess van zalinge revives artisan and textile manipulations from the past to the present, converting them with an innovative and sophisticated aesthetic. Manufactured by hand with care, every single one of our pieces carries a desire to evoke emotional attachment between design and its keeper to disseminate a durable product life-cycle. High quality and sustainability are just some of the values embedded in every design. To keep alive traditions that otherwise will be forgotten, at the heart of each design are shared memories, stories, and craftsmanship.