GET YOUR LIFE Tote Bag
LGBTQ+ people and their rights are under attack. Show your support.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of the "Get Your Life" Tote benefit the BURKELMAN Fund to fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Look fab. Feel good. Fight back.
• Perfect for the daily commute, gym clothes, groceries, or a day at the beach.
• Wrap around screen printed design on black cotton canvas
• Interior pocket for wallet, phone, keys
• Pre-washed to avoid shrinkage
• Extended handles for easy carrying
20"w X 15"h
Premium Weight 350gsm, 100% Cotton, Canvas
*This item is final sale. It cannot be returned or exchanged. The "GYL" Tote is also exempt from any promotions or discounts, including club BURKELMAN rewards.
Design & Inspiration
We took inspiration from Katharine Hamnett’s famous protest t-shirts that she’s been turning out since the 1980s. The most well know of which is the anti-war, “Choose Life” shirt worn by George Michael in the “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” video. We love how the simple statements rendered in big black lettering on a white T allowed the wearer to instantly and concisely communicate their position.
For our bag for the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, we chose our favorite phrase “Get Your Life”, because it has a positive “Choose Life” kind of connotation, but also a generative, aspirational, meaning. Meaning to be free and go after what you want in life. To pursue passions and dreams. To get what you want and not be held back by the haters. We think this message is as potent as ever right now.
For the graphic design, we wanted to explode typography to make the message really bold and strong. And we added the paint splatters to give the graphic more energy and to represent the raw creativity and passion implied in "Get Your Life."