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“Alone Together” Message Tote




Burlap exterior fabric

Cotton fabric lining

Fabric handles

Out of stock


Our first “Made in South Florida” Message Totes were designed to give work to artisans living in our own backyard whose livelihoods were adversely impacted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With artisan teams and materials of our signature “Made in Rwanda” line of women’s accessories – the profits of which fund bakeries in rural Rwanda – under government-mandated shutdown, we replaced panic with a pivot: we took our methodology – along with our mission of giving work to those lacking abundant opportunity otherwise – and applied it to our own South Florida community.  These totes are made of locally sourced material using local labor. Fully-lined in black and white fabric, these natural burlap market totes commemorate people coming together emotionally amidst a global pandemic  that forced us to stay apart physically.

The #alonetogether moniker is a reminder of our aloneness during months spent sequestered inside our homes attached to the belief that ‘we are all in this together.’ It is the hope of flourFLOWER that this unique period will be remembered for its positive lessons and for the unexpected blessings that came despite the pandemic’s destruction of lives and livelihoods.

We believe that building things – work centers and bakeries, specifically – which ultimately give work and feed people, is the best approach to chipping away at some of the challenges surrounding food inequity and economic insecurity.

Return Policy

We want you to be extremely happy with your purchase from flourFLOWER. If for any reason you are not, kindly return the item for a full refund. (NOTE: We cannot refund shipping & handling charges.) If you would like us to re-string a bracelet for you in a slightly smaller or slightly larger size, please send us back the original and we will try to make it perfect for you. Kindly remember that we are “small batch,” so once we run out of a specific fabric, or machine-made bead, we likely cannot purchase it again. But we will do our very best to make you a happy customer. No questions asked. 100% guarantee. That’s how we roll.