La Playa Straw Tote
The La Playa Tote is lightweight, flexible, and durable. This large size tote is perfect for a day at the beach or a trip to the farmers market. It's the ideal catch-all tote. These totes are individually handcrafted with sustainable palm leaf and naturally tanned leather by artisans in Guerrero, Mexico, in a fair trade environment.
Each bag is unique and may vary in size and color and may have small imperfections. Hand-braided palm leaf Natural color Brown leather handles tanned naturally Unlined Height: 12.5" Length: 19.5" Depth: 2.5" Handle drop: 6" Thoughtfully designed and ethically made in Mexico.
Founder & Designer, Leah Niswonger created L E A H, a California based lifestyle brand for plus size women. Created out of love and passion, Leah is making up her own rules when it comes to fashion and designs what she wants to wear, an elevated product that is accessible and well designed with a California-cool, casual bohemian vibe.
For generations, Guerrero's artisans have been weaving palm leaves into baskets, bags, and hats. They have preserved the art of bringing this material to life through ancestral technique, and they carry on the traditions boiling, dying, hand-braiding, and sewing the palm leaves into works of art. It can take years for artisans to master their technique, and each artisan can hand weave 1 to 2 baskets a day.