Customers often ask us what we would recommend.
This time, I would like to introduce our No. 68 tote bag, a bag that many of our staff and craftspeople are using.
First generation milk bag used for milk deliveries
The current and improved milk bag with a “X” stitched into the outside pockets
Originally, it was used by milk shops to carry 20 bottles of milk, hence its round bottom.
A bag with a completely round bottom is not something that can be seen in many shops.
Another distinctive feature of the bag is the big pocket with stitches forming an X.
Formerly, the bags were filled with milk bottles and hung from the handlebars of bicycles.
The fabric would therefore rub against the knees of the deliverymen or against the bicycle during delivery, weakening the bag.
In order to make it more durable and serviceable, an extra layer of canvas was sewn on.
Today, this extra layer has been converted into a pocket for the convenience of its user.