An Australian insect tote bag, printed with Pauline Dewar’s artwork ‘Vanishing’ – displaying the diversity of our native insects in a circular black and white art work.
There is estimated to be 200,000 species of insect in Australia, yet only around 86,000 have been named. There are scientists working to name and identify species that have not yet been named, which will help with conservation. Naming species helps to prevent loss of species to habitat destruction, pollution or pesticides. The artwork ‘Vanishing’ has darker, more solid insects in the middle the insects on the edges are more pale, with less defined edges, creating the appearance of the insects disappearing into the background.
The original illustration was created in Pauline’s Melbourne art studio. It was then carefully scanned so that it could be faithfully reproduced on an organic cotton tote bag by our local textile printer.
This roomy reusable cotton tote bag is perfect for storing in the car or near the door to grab on your way out. It has wide handles for strength and comfort when carrying all your best finds back from the market. This versatile bag works as a shopping bag, project bag or as a thoughtful gift.
The Nitty Gritty
- Roomy Tote Bag measures – 40 x 40cm, with a 10cm gusset
- 4cm wide strap – for strength and comfort.
- 100% Australian Certified Organic Cotton – less pesticides – happier world.
- Machine Washable (Cold wash and air drying recommended when possible.)
- Our beautiful art printed on the front, blank on the back.
- Original artwork designed in Melbourne by Australian artist, Pauline Dewar
- Blank shopping bags ethically sourced by Organic Print Studio, more information here.
- Printed locally by Organic Print Studio in the Dandenong Ranges