In recent times, tote bags have gained popularity among the youths in various parts of Africa. Some older ones would argue that it is a return to the traditional form of carrier bags. Tracing back to the days when hunting and oracle consultation were the norm, tote bags were the toast of hunters, ifa priests as well as everyday people in the pre-colonial days.

With the advent of colonial educat

A black tote bag

ion and the pressure to conform to westernised fashion codes, reusable tote bags slowly faded off through the years. But since the world has been pursuing eco-friendly ideas, tote bags resurfaced again- this time in more attractive forms, bearing images and slogans.

Today, it seems that more women are in favour of the tote bag for casual outings. They are convenient to carry groceries, books and other personal items such as power banks, phones and other accessories. In fact, tote bags have also become an item in corporate gifts.  Here are five reasons why you should have a reusable tote bag:


  1.       Durability

If you need a smart bag that will endure, then a tote bag is the best choice. Made of strong cotton fabric, you can wash and reuse for years.

  1.       Eco-friendly

Tote bags are eco-friendly, made of recycled materials. Unlike plastic and polythene bags that harm the environment, tote bags are the perfect everyday bag.


  1.       Convenient

If you are planning to travel light and you need a foldable bag to go out when you arrive at your destination, then think of a tote bag. You can carry more than one tote bag in your hand luggage and be happy.


  1.       Stylish

A variety of customised slogans or designs can be etched on the tote bag of your choice and that can be your signature street fashion statement.


  1.       Easy to Clean

In case your tote bag gets dirty, be assured that it can easily be hand washed and ironed, if you like. Whether it’s a spillage or make up stain, tote bags make your life easy.





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