BEDI Studios

MAATHAI Tote in Econyl®

$277.00 CAD
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Handmade in Canada. Our original everyday tote, the MAATHAI has room for all your essentials. Includes a protected laptop sleeve (fit's up to a 15" laptop) and a trolley sleeve for stress-free travel. Can be handheld or carried over the shoulder.
Color: Evergreen

- Straps can be hand-held or worn over shoulder
- Interior laptop compartment fits up to 15" laptop
- Interior zipper pocket
- Appx 12" length x 17" high x 5" width


75% ECONYL® exterior, a water repellent twill fabric made from discarded fish nets and carpet fibre waste

7% Straps made from upcycled seatbelts from the automotive and aviation industries in Canada

2% YKK® Heavy-duty VISLON Zippers, now made with recycled materials

10% Lined with REPREVE® twill, made from polyester waste

5% Signature hardware detail made from Quebec aluminum

1% Signature rubber patch detail

*All vegan materials

Named For

Our tote bag is named after Wangari Maathai, Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist as well as being the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She is globally recognized for her persistent struggle for democracy, human rights, and environmental conservation. She changed the world in many ways, one of which was by starting the Green Belt Movement in 1977 which has succeeded to plant over 51 million trees in Kenya to combat deforestation. Maathai’s activism started from the belief that there is an underlying link between environmental issues and sexism. Her accomplishments are an inspiration to all, proving that it is possible to be an agent of change no matter what political or personal obstacles you may face.

Lifetime Guarantee

We offer a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects on our bags.

You may at any time trade in your product to our Last Beyond You Program for a 25% credit towards any new purchase.

Color: Evergreen

Product information

Canada & the US

We offer free shipping on orders over $100 in Canada and the U.S.A. 

Shipping rates on orders below $100:
- $9 for Canada (Canada Post Expedited)
- $15 for the U.S.A. (DHL Express)

EU & UK 

Shipping rates on items below $100 value:
- $27 for E.U. (DHL Express)
- $27 for the U.K. (DHL Express)

Applicable taxes and duties are extra. 

We are only able to offer shipping within North America and to Europe at this time.


All return/exchange requests must be made within 45 days of receiving your order. Please email so we may assist you with the return process. Include your order number, the name of the item you wish to return and the reason for your return.

We will send instructions along with our warehouse address either in Canada or the U.S.A., depending on customer location. Return shipping is at the expense of the customer.

Once we receive the returned item(s), we will then process refunds/exchanges accordingly. We reserve the right to refuse refunds/exchanges if the item is damaged or soiled.

Wipe down with a mildly damped cloth or wipe. For stubborn stains, we recommend spot cleaning with a gentle cleaner (preferably biodegradable) and warm water. Always test cleaners first in an inconspicuous location such as a corner at the back of the bag.

Tip: Use upcycled wiping cloths, cut from old sheets and towels.
B Corp Certified

Being B Corp Certified means BEDI meets high standards of social and environmental impact.

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Made With Recycled Materials

Made with salvaged seatbelts and durable nylon made from regenerated fishing nets

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Made in Canada

Ethically and carefully crafted in small batches in Canada, to ensure the highest quality

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Econyl is a type of nylon made from recycled materials, and is entirely vegan

Locally Made, Locally Sourced

Straps look familiar? All BEDI bag straps are made from seatbelts salvaged from Montreal scrapyards. Paired with durable, aluminum hardware custom made locally, for only the highest quality.

Grab and Go

The MAATHAI tote fits everything you need for the day. Featuring an interior laptop compartment, interior zip pocket, and a spacious interior. Plus, the horizontal seatbelt strap acts as both an easy-grab handle and a trolley sleeve, so you can pop it on your suitcase for hassle-free travel.

Turning Fishing Nets Into Fabric

These bags are made with a sustainable, durable nylon made from regenerated fishnets. So you can look good while doing good.
Click here to learn more about our materials.

Close up of dark blue fishing net in a pile
Close up of Econyl fabric, showing the tight weave of the nylon


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