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Maptote

American Made Since 2006

Rachel Berick & Michael Berick

Brooklyn, New York
Designed by Brooklyn couple Rachel and Michael Berick, Maptote is a line of products decorated with maps of locales both domestic and exotic.

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

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