With its wide array of uses, these reusable canvas shopping tote bags have become a staple in todays busy world. Its simplistic design can really be appreciated, as it always seems to fit effortlessly into its surroundings. These 17" x 17" 100% cotton canvas tote bags by Mato & Hash was built using 170 denier canvas, which gives these reusable canvas shopping tote bags superb durability but keeps the bag feeling soft rather than stiff. The bag was also built with a few features many canvas reusable grocery bags do not offer. First being the 1.5 inch wide cotton webbing handles. No more putting stress on your hands with those thin handles offered by most. Secondly we've added a pocket and pen holder on the inside of the bag to eliminate the "I know I put in here" syndrome. Its a great place to find important stuff quickly like your wallet, cell phone, keys or grocery list . Thirdly we've added a zippered top. While most people use canvas grocery totes for their ease of access, we wanted to add the zipper for moments that may call for one. If your in a crowded area or want to set your bag down in class you can feel at ease knowing people cant see or reach into your bag. The zipper also helps on trips to the grocery store, pack it up , zip it up , and avoid run away fruit in the car. Available in four different handle colors with a contrast stitch at the top of the bag to match for a unique look. Whether your using the tote for school, work, grocery shopping, your everyday bag, or as a canvas for making your own unique designs, we hope you'll love the Mato & Hash reusable canvas shopping tote bags as much as we do.