Tote – Orange


  • Made by newcomers in Amsterdam
  • Carries your belongings and a positive story
  • Dimensions: 39 x 32 x 3 cm (15.35 x 12.59 x 1.18 inches)

This bright tote bag is made of life vests, used by migrants crossing the sea on their way to Europe. The orange fabric is chosen with care, making each bag unique and one of a kind. This brave orange color and the strength of the fabric makes the bag perfect for day to day use.

What makes it so special?

Makers Unite, Dora Bami and Jolanda Luymes teamed up to create new job opportunities for newcomers and unite people around the world with this bright tote bag. We do that by hiring newcomers to create products, so the Makers Unite Community can provide them with the necessary means to start a new life.

Picture this:

Connections between newcomers and locals are at the core of a feeling of belonging, safety, resilience, and building a successful and flourishing society.

And you know what?

This is the impact that you can be part of!

Now About the Actual Tote Bag 
Contemporary design, mindful craftsmanship, and utilitarian function, the bright Tote Bag packs it all, and on top of it reflects your creativity and strength. Does this sound like you? Great! Then check this out: the foam pad of the life vests were used to incorporate volume and geometry to the design, because of all that the bright tote bag is versatile, sturdy, and perfect for everyday use (plus it’s a badass gift to that badass friend 😉

Makers Unite developed these products with esteemed fashion designers Dora Bami and Jolanda Luymes,  to reflect the powerful message and the unique stories behind each item.