The ideal farmers market tote is elusive. It needs to have enough structure to give your heirloom tomatoes a chance at making it home intact, and it needs to have enough interior space to fit half a dozen ears of corn and still leave room for the spontaneous flower purchase that may or may not match your outfit.
It needs to have a system that ensures your phone and keys don’t get lost between the blueberries and the pluots, and above all it needs to be able to weather a few bread crumbs or a leaky peach. Everlane, the transparency-oriented clothing company, has partnered with Edible Schoolyard NYC (who we profiled in our summer issue) to release a set of limited edition chef totes that hit all the functionality high notes and look great at the same time.
Everlane will donate $20 from each sale to non-profit Edible Schoolyard NYC, and they’re hoping to raise $50,000 to support school garden initiatives in the city. As of press time, they had already raised a third of that goal in the first three days. Each tote costs $45 and can be purchased here.
To design the bags, Everlane partnered with five chefs hailing from New York and San Francisco. Each chef’s style inspired a slogan ranging from “Know Your Grains” (Chad Robertson of San Francisco’s Tartine) to “Know Your Pig” (April Bloomfield). Check out their website for videos of the chefs in action.
Photos courtesy of Everlane.