Otter Steps Hip Bag
Otter Steps Hip Bag
Otter Steps Hip Bag

Otter Steps Hip Bag

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These bags are “hip”! Not only does our Otter Steps Hip Bag keep your keys, wallet, snacks and more hands-free yet close-at-hand, each bag diverts plastic water bottles AND plants trees—meaning you look good while doing good for the planet.

About Design:

The Otter Steps design is a merger of classic beadwork colors, traditional Ojibwe loom patterns, and modern making practices. The bag's design incorporates a traditional Ojibwe pattern called, appropriately, “otter steps.” 

"My favorite part of design is bringing together old and new," shares Sarah. "The Otter Steps Hip Bag is the perfect meld of old weaving and loom designs with beadwork colorways in this contemporary piece.  It's a perfect example of how we as Native artists are adapting yet staying close to our roots."

Whether you call this style a hip bag, fanny pack, sling bag, cross pack, belt bag, or bum bag, you’ll love our Balance Hip Bag for several reasons. First, these hip bags are extra roomy, ensuring you have enough space for your wallet, phone, and even a water bottle. Secondly, these bags are made of recycled PET, which means they save water bottles from the landfill, and are created with a carbon-neutral practice through SeaTrees. 

Want to help the environment more? Get our Tumbler to further reduce single use plastic.

Product details:

  • Two zipper pockets: main pocket interior 8.5” long x 2” wide x 6” high; front pocket measures 7.5” long x 6” high
  • Adjustable nylon belt; 34” circumference at smallest and 48.5” at largest
  • Colors include black, turquoise, ochre yellow, and pumpkin orange 

Sustainability details: 

  • Produced by MaCher, a Certified B Corp specializing in sustainable, responsible manufacturing and product creation
  • Print is a waterless color transfer print
  • Body material is from recycled PET feedstock (recycled polyester/plastic), which means the textile has a lower impact in production and diverts plastic bottle waste from landfills; RPET raw material is collected from the local market/geographical territory (not imported from abroad) which saves on carbon emissions
  • Manufacturing process is climate neutral through the purchase of SeaTrees tokens
  • Certifications for material: GRS (Global Recycling Standard) certified at every stage in the chain of custody from raw material input through to final product
  • Responsibly manufactured in Colombia; factory is Mattel, Disney, Universal, and Coca-Cola audited as well as SEDEX SMETA audited for 4 pillars of social and environmental transparency in: Labor Standards, Health and Safety, Environment, and Business Ethics
  • Imported

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