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Tote or Shoulder

The Colornation pattern features a Zapotec diamond and arrow design in turquoise, brick red, mustard yellow and Persian orange. 

Shoulder Bag

Function meets beauty. Our classic bucket tote gets a major upgrade with this versatile convertible bag, featuring the modern silhouette of a single fully adjustable strap that lets you use this beauty as a comfortable shoulder bag, or as a crossbody when you need a hands-free style. Inside are two spacious zippered pockets, to keep all of your essentials organized. Take it shopping, carry your favorite book on a stroll, grab everything you need for a day at work. From day to night, it’s your new favorite sidekick.

Bag: 13.5” x 18” x 3.5”
Adjustable strap: 32" to 48"
Strap drop: 12" to 22"


Sometimes you can't beat a classic! Easily carry your essentials with plenty of room to use when shopping, to take your work home, or take your favorite book on a stroll. Two classic leather shoulder straps make this tote a perfect daily carry. Inside are two open pockets ready for your keys, phone or other small items. 

Bag: 13.5” x 18” x 3.5”
Strap drop: 11"

Many of the traditional designs found on MZ Made bags are taken from pre-Hispanic Zapotec ruins such as Mitla and Monte Alban. Each of these symbols has a deep cultural meaning to the people who weave them. We are honored to share these beautiful designs with the world.

MZ Made is a Certified B Corp and Member of the Fair Trade Federation

Shoulder Bag
Bag: 13.5” x 18” x 3.5”
Adjustable strap: 32" to 48"
Strap drop: 12" to 22"

This bag features an interior cotton lining in black with two zipping pockets and sturdy metal zipper closure.

Bag: 13.5” x 18” x 3.5”
Strap drop: 11"
This bag features an interior cotton lining in black with one open pocket and sturdy metal zipper closure.

100% premium wool
Genuine leather
Black cotton lining
Hand-dyed and handwoven

Each MZ Made creation is a work of art, handmade with immense love and pride. We strive to preserve the beautiful traditions and superb artistry of the Zapotec people by connecting them with socially conscious consumers around the globe.

Handmade by master Zapotec artisans Rocío + Omar in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Rocío learned the art of textile dyeing and weaving from her mother. She is a true artist who loves the creativity of creating unique patterns and combining colors in new ways. She loves getting to see her ideas become final products, and she is endlessly inspired by the natural world around her: the sunrise, the movement of birds, the colors of corn and other plants.

Your handmade item is made with premium wool, which naturally repels dirt, debris, and moisture. It requires less laundering than other fibers! Never use a washer or dryer.

For light cleaning, we suggest a cashmere brush. They are readily available online and in most craft and yarn stores.

For more intensive cleaning, we recommend eco-friendly dry cleaning.

MZ Made is a Certified B Corp and accredited Fair Trade by the Fair Trade Federation.

MZ Made celebrates the weaving traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico. For over a decade we have worked in true partnership with artisan communities, led by the ethos of slow fashion. Your purchase connects you to real people and their incredible artistry. Expertly handcrafted from start to finish, every thread has a story.

Free standard shipping for all continental U.S. orders over $200

$7 flat rate shipping for all continental U.S. orders under $200

Free 30 day returns for continental U.S. orders. $5 restocking fee on all returns.

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Jennifer V.
United States


From start to finish a quality experience. I love this tote!!!

Katherine L.
United States United States

Love my new tote bag!

I purchased the Colornation Tote bag from MZ and am using it for my computer bag. It is absolutely gorgeous and very well made. The colors are deep, making the tote quite the eye catcher. The price was reasonable for how well made it is and it arrived when they said it would. I will definitely purchase from MZ again.

Barrie W.
United States United States

Beautifully made

I love my new tote. It is as beautiful as in the picture and very well made. I am very happy with this purchase

Linda M.
United States United States

Awesome Bag!

I love the item--I wish there were more pockets! Maybe 1 on the outside for phone or keys & another on the inside for lipstick & pens. The handles are perfect length!

Belinda J.
United States United States

Love the Bag

Love the pattern and the bag. If I could offer a suggestion - make the liner in the bag a light color so you can see all the stuff that gets thrown in. Also, let folks know that the bag may have the smell of processed leather and wool but that it does diminish.

Lisa H.
United States United States

So light and easy to carry

I can't believe how much I can put in this and carry comfortably on my shoulder. I sometimes forget I'm carrying it, not to mention how beautiful it is. I got regular emails about the progress of shipping due to some delays also. I'm sure anything from this site would not disappoint anyone who would receive it as a gift! I only wish they had a size in between the purse and the tote.

Cassidy H.
United States United States

Love it

Love the colors. It's a great tote.

Ellen M.
United States United States

Beautiful and Functional

The item is beautifully crafted of great materials. So pretty. This is the second one I’ve purchased as gifts. No regrets. Very, very nice. You won’t be disappointed!

Suzanne H.
United States United States

I get so many compliments!

I’m a very picky purse person but this one is perfect! Not too heavy. I love the way it smells! Colors are beautiful and the leather strap is just the right width. I love it!!

A MZ Fair Trade Customer
Sarah M.
United States United States

Gorgeous craftsmanship

This bag is beautiful, inside and out. The bag is looks like it does in the pictures but the quality is better than I expected. It also came with a tag that identifies the makers of the bag, which I liked. I highly recommend purchasing it.

MZ Fair Trade Colornation Tote Review