Crafted by a fair trade women's cooperative in Bangladesh, the Jute Tote is extremly durable with leather handles, fastened on rivets. They cary over 90 pounds! The Jute tote is 100% biodegradable. The Jute Tote is also very sustainable. Not only is Jute 100% biodegradable, it also has a low CO2 footprint, relesasing (literally) tons of Oxygen into the air!