Dominica Tote by The Dharma Door
The Dominica Tote is an ideal size for those days when you have a few things on the go.
Handcrafted from The Dharma Door trademark 'blonde' jute, the beautiful woven pattern is the perfect way to add natural texture to any outfit. We love this bag teamed with linen, cotton and leather!
Each macrame motif is intricately tied and twisted by fair trade artisans in remote rural communities of Bangladesh. Hand-loomed cotton canvas lines the inside of the bag, while a special coiling technique keep the base sturdy.
Zipped interior pocket
Open mobile phone pocket
Antique brass hardware
Hand woven jute macrame
Hand-loomed cotton lining fabric
Hand and machine stitching
Handcrafted vegetable-tanned leather handles
50cm x 36cm
This robust bag has been crafted to last. Jute changes colour in the sun, so store your Dominica Tote away from harsh rays.
About the Manufacture
Making a difference through design
We work with fair trade artisans around the world to create stunning natural homewares and accessories. From showstopping wall hangings to smart storage baskets, each item is made by hand – from start to finish – amongst the bustle of rural village life.
By combining contemporary design, enduring quality and unfailing ethics, we create products that tell a much bigger story than just the item itself.
A story woven with every stitch and fibre.
Founder Shannon Sheedy created The Dharma Door after spending a year travelling in India and Nepal with her husband, Mick. The plight of Tibetan refugees motivated her to return to Australia in 2004 and design The Dharma Door’s first product – a reinterpretation of the culture’s traditional fabric prayer bag, now fondly known as The Everything Pouch.
Recognising that she was making the biggest impact by placing ongoing orders, Shannon then searched throughout the region for new products and people to work with. The journey took her to Bangladesh; the timeless craft of woven jute; and a wonderful not-for-profit NGO group who genuinely supported its artisans.
Based in their home studio in the beautiful hills surrounding Byron Bay, the couple now work together with a global team to replicate this approach across continents.
Always Natural. Always handmade. Always Fair Trade.
For us, it's all about woven texture, so every product in our collection is crafted by combining natural fibres with intricate hand making techniques.
We seek out the highest grade of fibres available and pair them with artisan skills found in various regions to create original, quality pieces that are a joy to live with.