A Brief Overview of the Tote Bag

Published On November 30, 2013

Tote bags are highly practical yet appealing handheld bags. Tote bags tend to be spacious, and they can be used to carry everything from beach wear to books and computers. Fabric and Handle provided an overview of the versatile and essential tote bag.


Tote bags have no specific uses. They can be used to carry just about anything. The wide opening and spacious design makes this bag versatile. Tote bags are often durable, although durability depends on whether heavy materials are used for these bags.


The tote bag is an open bag that can range from very small to large. They feature two short handle or straps at the top opening. Tote bags usually have a simple design with just one large opening and no other compartments. However, designer totes might feature a few different zipped compartments within the body of the bag.

Types of Tote Bags

Common types of tote bags include canvas tote bags, heavy-duty tote bags, and promotional tote bags. Canvas totes are sturdy, durable, and suitable for everyday use.

Heavy-duty totes are usually made from materials such as nylon, and they are great for carrying books or other heavy items. Promotional tote bags are used by businesses to enhance brand awareness. These are usually given away for free.