6 Reasons Why Canvas Tote Bags are This Year’s Must-Have Fashion Accessory

I think we can all agree that canvas tote bags are having a moment within the fashion industry. To be honest,

November 3, 2022

I think we can all agree that canvas tote bags are having a moment within the fashion industry. To be honest, the trend began several years ago and shows no signs of slowing down. This sturdy, unassuming bag, originally carried to local farmer’s markets and grocery stores out of necessity, has slowly become an eco-chic way to show the world you care about the environment while toting a delightfully practical bag.

Still not convinced? Here are 6 reasons a canvas tote bag is this year’s must-have fashion accessory.

6 reasons why canvas tote bags
  1. They are Wonderfully Versatile

Think of the canvas tote bag as the little black dress of the accessory world. Dress it up. Dress it down. There’s no end to the ways you can use a well-made canvas tote.

Take it to the market or to the gym. Use it as a shoulder bag or a catch-all tote when heading to the beach or pool. If you need to get somewhere while toting multiple “things”, you need a canvas tote.

  1. They are REALLY Roomy

One of the biggest perks of carrying a canvas tote is the amount of “stuff” you can carry. A mid-sized canvas tote can easily hold all your standard purse essentials, plus your laptop, and even a change of clothes. Larger bags can easily be used as an overnight tote for quick getaways.

  1. Environmentally Friendly

Most canvas totes are sturdy, reusable, and washable. They are the perfect accessory to take to the market or grocery store, allowing you to decline the disposable plastic bags that are so bad for the environment (it takes almost 300 years for a single plastic bag to degrade in a landfill).

  1. They are Easy on the Wallet

Even higher end canvas totes are a screaming deal when compared to today’s name-brand shoulder bags. Canvas totes are reasonably priced, allowing you to purchase several in a variety of styles and sizes to match both your outfit and your mood.

  1. They Allow You to Advocate for a Cause

Canvas tote bags are often given as “thank you” gifts when you donate to an organization. Carrying a tote bag emblazoned with an interest-piquing message allows you to share the mission of an organization you believe in with those who will undoubtedly ask where you got such a trendy bag.

  1. They’re Perfect for Personalising

A blank canvas tote is like a blank art canvas…the sky is the limit in what you can create! Take your tote to a local screen printer to add a unique design. Have your name or initials embroidered onto the tote. If you need further inspiration, check out this blog where we highlight 6 Easy Ways to Personalise Your Canvas Tote Bags.

From students to travelers to executives, canvas totes are the perfect way to carry all your essentials while showing off a bit of your personal style. If you are looking for the perfect canvas tote for your next event, look no further than Cooper Canvas. We have a vast online selection of tote bags that will meet your needs. Contact us today for a custom quote.

Written By: Sonia Irani
Director of Marketing | Cooper Industries Canvas PVT Ltd.


Sonia is an experienced marketer who has been working for companies big and small for over a decade. It was not until recently that her sister and inherited a global canvas exporting business from their father that she realised her passion for all things canvas.

She is now on a mission to make the world as eco-friendly as possible – one canvas tote at a time!

Known for her skills and integrity coupled with a positive outlook, Sonia runs Cooper Industries with passion to ensure the Cooper Legacy lives on.