I Stand With Indigenous Shoulder Tote Bag - Self Sovereignty
I Stand With Indigenous Shoulder Tote Bag - Self Sovereignty

I Stand With Indigenous Shoulder Tote Bag

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We decided to use the Māori flag in our design as the colours represent what Self Sovereignty stands for.

Black represents Te Korekore the realm of Potential Being. It represents the long darkness from where the world emerged. It represents the heavens, the male element us formless, floating and passive.

White represents Te Ao Marama, the realm of Being and Light. It is the Physical World. White symbolises purity, harmony, enlightenment, balance and air rising.\

The Koru, curling frond shape, represents the unfolding of new life, that everything is reborn and continues. It promises renewal and hope for the future.

Red represents Te Whei Ao, the realm of Coming into Being. It symbolises female, active, flashing, south, yelling, emergence, forests, land, gestation and spirals. Red is Papatuanuku, Earth Mother, the sustainer of all living things. Red is the colour of earth from which the first human was made.

The design represents the balance of natural forces with each other. To live life is to live with nature. To appreciate life is to understand nature.

Designed by: Hiraina, Jan, and Linda - 1990

A stylish way to carry books, groceries or anything else one might need! This especially roomy, practical high quality cotton twill Tote Bag is an ideal bag for any situation. Shoulder length handles provide comfort with style! 

/ 100% Cotton
/ Boxed corners
Decorative seams on sides

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We're ethical

We want you to feel good about wearing our clothes and to know where it comes from. To minimise waste and landfill, we print our clothes as orders come in. We also ensure our clothes are made in WRAP certified factories around the world. We use water-based ink which is environmentally friendly and safer for humans. 

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We give back 10% of our profits to causes that align with our mission and share our values. Some of these organisations include: Save Mauna Kea, Protect Ihumātao, Dig Deep Navajo Water Project, InsideOUT New Zealand, LGBT Center Los Angeles, Black Lives Matter, Bail Project and Southern Poverty Law.

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