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Goldune Limited Edition Recycled Spring Equinox Tote

$35.00
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Sustainability Spectrum

Getting Better Super Sustainable

  • Product Description

      Part of our limited edition Nowruz + Spring Equinox Collection, these totes are the manifestation of everything we love: tradition + intersectionality, sustainability + circularity, and mostly importantly good, strong, design-y vibes. (There are few things we are interested in bringing into the world if they do not spark joy, least of all the ubiquitous tote.)

      Wondering why we made this tote, what's on it, and what it represents? Click here for all the context you might be missing. Already familiar with Nowruz (or Persian New Year, as you may know it) and want to peep everything else in the collection? Click here. Need a little translation? The blue text on the back of the tote translates loosely to "give me your healthy glow, and take my sickly pallor!"

      Want to learn more about what makes this tote so sustainable? Click the "End of Life" field below. 

      This product is limited edition, which means there will be only one production run, and when we're sold out, we're sold out! We cannot accept returns and exchanges on this product, but you'll find more about our circularity program below.

  • End of Life
    • · First, let's talk about how we brought these totes into the world-- we partnered with a sustainable apparel manufacturer that produces ethical and sustainable textiles in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The factory where our totes were made is managed by a 19 person Bangladeshi team that is compliant with the labor standards of the International Labour Organisation.
    • · Now onto materials: these totes are made of 80% recycled cotton and 20% recycled polyester.
    • · These totes are Oeko-Tex certified, OCS Blended, OOCS 100, Fairwear Foundation certified, CRS, Vegan and PETA approved.
    • · Now onto our circularity program, a new endeavor for Goldune that we're extra proud of: we don't want a single one of our totes to go to landfill. (Did you know that, according to the EPA, 11.3M tons of textile waste went to landfill in 2018 alone? Once in landfill, what few materials in our clothing can actually biodegrade can take over 200 years to break down.) When you're done with your tote, and ready to give it away, donate it, or (please, God, no!) throw it in the trash, just shoot us a note at hi@goldune.com. We'll email you a label, and you can ship the tote back to us. We'll upcycle it into future products or responsibly dispose of it, because there's no way we're going to make something that's headed for the trash.
    • · Your tote ships in an EcoEnclose envelope free of plastic tape, made of recycled materials. The shipping label on the outside of the envelope is a zero waste label from EcoEnclose too. Any paper inside the envelope (most likely a handwritten card from us) is also made of recycled paper and is fully and efficiently recyclable.
  • Shipping & Delivery
    • · Your tote ships 3-7 days after you place your order
  • FAQ
    • · These totes are a heavierweight cotton, and since they're made of reclaimed and recycled fabrics, they are not paper white from having been bleached excessively. Think more of a "natural" off-white color.
    • · Each tote is standard size, with a 37 cm width, a 39 cm length and a 65 cm strap. It fits comfortably over the shoulder, and has a dart at the bottom which allows it to expand in width several inches.