Fifty two. That is the number of totes made by the collective to be sold at participating merchants the rest of this month to promote York City Boutique Week (first week in September). It is thrilling for us to be part of the effort.
We’re happy, too, for the opportunity to find creative solutions to the challenges of making the bags with our typical repurposing flair. An “aha moment” in the middle of the night led to utilizing painter’s drop cloths for the body of the bag, and a teriffic lead from a friend (thanks, ADF) took us to York Tent and Awning for the colourful heavy duty scraps for the bottoms of the bags. (Thank you John and Rick!)
Cathy at Atlas Rubber Stamp and Printing helped us with a stamp of the Boutique Week logo (designed by Holly Chambliss of Frog and Bee, no relation) which was pressed 52+ times onto a vintage table cloth for the cool raw-edge logo patches attached to each bag. We topped them off with one of our very own recycled paperboard tags which were tied to each bag (in typical style) with a string from a roof mop we scored at Re-Source York.
Big thanks to Susquehanna Photographic for the great promo pix (see below) they shot of the bags.