Story Weaving

Story Weaving
Story Weaving
Story Weaving
Story Weaving
Story Weaving

Story Weaving

Truss is the creative project of NYC-dwelling Elise Durbecq and Gillian Tozer, a production designer and content director respectively, who create custom woven totes in collaboration with artisanal Mexican communities. Durbecq originally hails from Mexico City and it was an impromptu vacation to her home country with her Melbourne-born friend Tozer that prompted their new venture. The two were taken with the traditional market totes they spotted on the heads and in the hands of the local women of Oaxaca, immediately seeing how their bright colours, geometric patterns and sturdiness would make them coveted carry-alls back in the Big Apple. Partnering with a group of weavers in Oaxaca, the friends created a line of handmade totes in original colour combinations and striking graphics that differ from each bag to the next. More importantly, the production of the bags supports Oaxaca's indigenous craftsmanship with a percentage of the profits aiding the communities and people who foster it, helping to preserve the rare artisanal skill. Truss is exclusive to Couverture in the UK. Shop the Collection