In 2006, they went on vacation to Germany where they noticed grocery stores
were selling simple cotton reusable tote bags. All the cities they went
to had their own totes, so they purchased several and brought them back as
souvenirs for their friends. Everyone loved them and so did they, but they wanted a tote for their city – Brooklyn. They had been toying around with the
idea of starting their own company, but weren't sure what it would be.
Then this Brooklyn tote idea came into play, and voila - Maptote was
They personally source all their fabric. All totes are made with US cotton.
The fabric is cut, sewn and printed in Brooklyn, NY. They love
visiting their factories so that they can watch their products being made and
know exactly who is making them. They’re very hands on with the entire
process even though it makes them crazy sometimes. It gives them a real
connection to their products.