A series of one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly tote bags by Academy of Art textile design students debuts tomorrow night in San Francisco. Available in two sizes, each $40 tote bag features an original design printed in eco-friendly, water-based ink on 100 percent organic cotton fabric. All profits from the bag sales support the Academy of Art’s student scholarship fund.
And when you’re done using the bag to tote belongings, slap a frame on the prints (Cheap Pete’s is a good, inexpensive place for fabric framing) and – presto – new and original wall art.
Purchase your bag during the Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show on view at 601 Brannan St. through May 28, 2009. After May 28, the bags will be available at 79 Montgomery St.
A selection of 23 bags from the series will be available at Eco Citizen Boutique.
[Tote bags: Top, designed by Yi-Hui Wen. Below, in order, by Meleina Hancock and Camille Bucu]
Looking for more upcoming fashion events? Check out the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.