Calling all comrades! In our 50th year we are delighted to bring you this Verso canvas bag–big enough to carry around Lefebvre's 900-page Critique of Everyday Life, and sturdy enough to stash a milkshake.
"The term comrade indicates a set of expectations for action toward a common goal. It highlights the sameness of those on the same side—no matter their differences, comrades stand together. You share enough of a common ideology, enough of a commitment to common principles and goals, to do more than one-off actions. Together you can fight the long fight." –taken from Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging by Jodi Dean.
On one side is the word COMRADE in elongated black type and on the other side is the Verso logo in black type in the bottom corner. We have produced these bags as ethically as possible, prioritising sustainable manufacturing and fair labour conditions (see below for more details, including the full specification).
Beautifully designed, hardy and designed to last, we hope you love these bags as much as we do!
Ps: see also our new Verso Notebook (inspired by the original covers of New Left Books) and our Radical Diary.
In order to reduce global shipping (and try to produce locally where possible), our COMRADE tote bag has been produced by two different companies. They both have the same design but slightly different production details:
UK, Europe, and Rest of World (excluding North America):
- Organic 10oz Canvas
- 40cm Height x 45cm Width x 14cm Base
- Inside canvas hanging pocket
Our bags have been made by rewrap: a social enterprise committed to ethical working conditions and sustainable production values. All workers are paid a fair and living wage, with annual bonus, and safe working conditions. Their bags are 100% organic, and all waste material is recycled/reused. They are a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation, and accredited by the Global Organic Textile Standard, and Certified Social Enterprise. See more here.
US and Canada:
- Organic 10oz Cotton / Natural color
- 12.5'' Height x 15'' Width x 5'' Base
- 24'' Handle
Tote bags are made from organic domestic cotton and printed with EnviroTote. Each bag is individually cut, hand-stitched and screenprinted in Londonderry, New Hampshire. EnviroTote is a family-owned, woman-owned and operated company and affiliated with the Fair Labor Association. See more here.