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New Release: Archival x Steele Basket Tote

For summer, we introduce our new waterproof bottom Archival x Steele Canvas Tote which is perfect for your larger capacity toting needs. It’s our favorite bag for carrying essentials to and from the beach or neighborhood swimming pool. Steele Canvas Totes are constructed from extra-stout #4 natural canvas duck, undyed to ensure maximum fabric strength. …

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Archival Laundry Tote

Last year, we asked the Steele Canvas Basket Company to reissue a square bottom janitor’s tote that we found in an old Steele catalog. We made some minor tweaks to the design, specifying extra heavy duty #4 canvas duck and opting for longer, 6″ handles. Working with Steele, we also brought back the original Steele …

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Archival Reissue: Steele Canvas Janitor’s Bag

Scene from the Archival Clothing Janitor’s Bag release party We’re happy to announce the release of our new Steele Canvas Janitor’s Bag. Steele Canvas has been making industrial canvas baskets, hampers, trucks and buggies since 1921. We’ve been working with Steele on a re-issue of the original, square bottomed janitor’s bag that we spotted in …

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Archival Progress Report

Shawl collar cardigans (late November delivery) Archival Clothing web belt with Horween leather tip (next week) Billykirk Abstract cuffs (available) Saint James cotton and wool scarf restock Steele Canvas Basket tote w/revised stencil (next week) Archival Field Bag (coming soon) On Thursday, we’re heading out to NYC to see Tom and visit shops in Manhattan …

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Archival Update: Steele Totes Available

Steele Canvas Basket Co. tote in #4 (24 oz) army duck We just received our first shipment of Steele Canvas Basket Co. totes. While stock Steele totes are made from #6 (21 oz.) duck, ours will be produced in natural, untreated, stand up stout, #4 (24 oz.) canvas duck. We’re adding a simple internal pocket, …

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Archival Totes: Steele Canvas Basket Co.

Steele Canvas Basket Tote (AC edition) We’re tote bag fans and Steele Canvas Basket Co. is one of our favorite brands. I am almost never without a bag. For my daily bike commute, I carry a shoulder bag plus a (sometimes empty) tote to handle more cumbersome loads or or end-of-day debris (library books, 5 …

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Shopping from the past: Steele Canvas Basket Company

At your local library Canvas work-top table/bench (Steele Canvas Basket Co.) Six-bushel laundry basket (Steele Canvas Basket Co.) Thanks to Andy at Reference Library for reintroducing the Steele Canvas Basket Company as a modern, U.S. source for totes, laundry bins and canvas work tables. I first read about the Steele Canvas Co in High Tech: …

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