With big, black, bold lettering standing out against a simple white or grey, BSimple Designs' oversized totes are a real eye-catcher -- and for a reason. Get a little closer, and you will notice a tag daring you to feel them for yourself: go ahead. Touch me. I know you want to...
I'm made from paper. Yep, paper. Machine washable paper!
Washable paper? That’s as intriguing as the design is attractive. The instructions are plain and simple: “wash and hang to dry” -- the best approach according to Betsy Hoying, the creator and designer behind these practical beauties.
Made in Wisconsin and bred for sustainability, these totes come in a few different sizes and styles. We love the extra large ones with “beach,” or “pool” printed on the front. They scream summer! Take them to lounge at the beach or even by the poolside, and relax knowing that any surprise splashes will not harm your new prized possession.
As many now know, Suffolk County has enacted a small tax on any plastic or paper bags to discourage single-use packaging. Well, the totes’ functions don’t just stop at beach bag. No, these bags are sturdy enough to handle all of your shopping needs! Whether it be at the farmer’s market or at your local supermarket, you can shop with peace of mind, knowing that these totes can handle it! You can even purchase one that says “to market,” as your designated produce bag.
And yes, we could not resist having one with the name of our town, “amagansett,” made specially for us in black or white.
So, be sure to stop by Vernacular Etc. this summer to pick up your very own washable tote. They are selling quick!
To learn more about Betsy Hoying and the ingenuity behind her washable paper totes, read the interview below.