Re/TOTE is created using post-consumer materials. 


Hello, I’m Wendy  

A great handbag is my favorite accessory.  


My designs are crafted using repurposed materials, all sourced locally.


By using what already exists, Re/TOTE is less harmful on our environment.   



Re/TOTE is my post retirement

career. Taking on this second-act has been invigorating and dare I say

re-purposeful.   OK a little pun here,

but for me there is a great deal of fulfillment in taking what was old and making it new again.  

I include a personal note detailing the elements used and their original purpose, so you know just what transformed into your great bag.  

Each Re/TOTE has it's own distinct legacy. 



is unique, no two are the same. 



 Leathers were once

old furniture.  


Belts become handles.


Hardware, is repurposed curtain

rings or belt buckles.


Colorful linings were once sheets,

duvet covers, or shams.

Lined interiors include a roomy 9 x 6

inch divided open pocket for quick access. Plus, an interior 7 x 7 inch zippered pocket

for securing important things.


 The bags measure between 14 - 18

inches wide by 12 - 15 inches tall depending on the style.


Re/TOTE is well sized and lies

neatly along the body.



Custom Re/TOTE


 Want a custom Re/TOTE to reflect

your personal style? 


See a bag you like

BUT… just one or two things

you want to tweak?


Perhaps it’s the leather or fabric

colour , maybe the hardware options? 


Or, want to include a more personal element in your bag?  Do you have

an item of clothing or fabric you

can’t let go of because it is steeped

in nostalgia, special significance, loving memories?  Perhaps it’s out of style

but sure had it all going on in the day! 

It can be incorporated into a custom Re/TOTE for you or as a gift. 

Your memories renewed.  

Re/TOTE Gallery

$95.00 each


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to see what's new in my vibrant, one of a kind bags. 


I have many more available, contact me to purchase

or to arrange a custom order.  

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Re/TOTE  Shopping Bags


Fancy, essential and oh so earth friendly.

Set of 4 / $35.00


Handmade using old sheets and duvet covers.  


Reversible, washable and generously sized at 18” x 18”.


Light enough to roll up, stash in your purse, stuff in a pocket and of course just throw on the seat of your car, ready to shop!

Take them everywhere; the library, cruising the mall, picking up take out, browsing the craft market, returning all those containers from the pot luck, oh yeah and don’t forget… to the grocery store!



Sure they’re sustainable and pack a cool vintage vibe

and let’s face it YOU will look great carrying a Re/TOTE!


 You’ll have everyone saying “OMG, where did you get that bag!


Lantzville, BC


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