Latest News – May 18

Homegrown Totes Available Online and in Saguache

Now in its third year of production, Homegrown Totes is a fiber arts cottage industry that now employs five part-time sewers, plus several interns and a team of part-time marketing professionals. The business model has proven successful and is now taking the next step in the world of Ecommerce. Now, more people than ever can buy their very own Homegrown Tote, made in Saguache Today!

So be sure to check out the new Homegrown Totes website, as well as their Etsy site. If you’re not familiar with this social media platform, it’s touted as the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace where shoppers can buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies.


This Homegrown Tote is brown velour with a green paisley lining.

This Homegrown Tote is brown velour with a green paisley lining.

The eco-friendly Homegrown Totes are available in various sizes and styles, and designed and produced on site at 406 4th St. in downtown Saguache.  

A nonprofit project of Saguache Works, the cottage industry aims to create jobs, promote economic development and encourage the creative spirit.

Made from 100% recycled materials (most in the form of thrift store donations), the totes are affordable handmade and one-of-a kind.  They are available retail at the 4th Street Food Store, Joyful Journey Hot Springs, the Orient Land Trust, Elephant Cloud, the Alamosa Food Co-op and at a growing number of outlets throughout the region.

For more information, or to get involved, please call 719-655-0216.


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