Can you spot the message on this MZ Wallace tote bag? In a stencil font designed by Josef Albers during his time at the Bauhaus school of design, the bag reads: “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” And since this bag is actually giving back to a cause that supports education, it’s fitting.
MZ Wallace, an accessories brand founded by Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice, isn’t new to contributing to a good cause. The brand partnered with The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation on this limited-edition tote. One hundred percent of the proceeds will support the educational efforts of the Senegal-based nonprofit Le Korsa. According to Nicholas Fox Weber, head of the Albers Foundation and Founder and President of Le Korsa, the sales from the tote bag will specifically go to the Foyer de Tambacounda, a residential facility in the Senegalese city of Tambacounda that allows over 135 young women to live in safe surroundings while continuing their education in the local high school.
“Empowering women has always been important to the MZ Wallace philosophy of giving back to the community, whether on a local or global scale,” said Zwirner in a press release. “Ensuring that women have access to an education, and the opportunities that arise from it, is an impactful way to put this philosophy into action.”
The Medium Metro Tote is made of padded nylon with leather trim, roomy enough to fit a 13-inch laptop, and has two interior pouches printed with quotes on teaching and learning. Shop this limited-edition tote below.
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