The TOOTS Story

vintage car nappy bag

Who's for TOOTS?:

For the savvy, for the discerning - for those who research and consider a purchase,
for those that desire quality.
 
For those that wish to purchase less, in a more considered manner.
     
For the woman always on the move.

 leather baby nappy bag australian designed

The Ethos:

The ethos of Toots + Co is simple, impeccable design, paired with practicality in equal parts, one is not more important that the other.  Bags and accessories designed for the dynamic woman, at any stage of her life.  The women that moves from one aspect of her life to another in any one day, hour or minute and wants to do it seamlessly without the need to worry about the possessions she requires to bring along the way. 

Meticulously designed, underlying practicality imperative, functionality is at core of each bag.  Each detail is deliberate and created with intent, design for a purpose.  Every centimeter of our products has been created by myself, countless rounds of sampling, adjustments and revisions to achieve the perfect balance of stunning design - balanced with our core practicality.   

Our aim is for longevity in your Toots purchase, to become your timeless treasured piece, to grow and adapt with your life and family.  Toots is not fast fashion - I want Toots to be a considered purchase.

Quality is paramount for Toots + Co and I am ecstatic to use full grain Italian leather for our launch range to bring a luxurious look and feel unique to full grain leather.

 

detachable pocket clutch on backpack

The Concept:

Two bags in one, 'Attach and Detach'. A large tote or backpack to hold all the items you need for your baby or toddler (or kids!), work, gym or travel and a detachable cross body bag that attaches to the outside, seemingly as a pocket just for your essentials, keys, phone, wallet etc, a clear division of possessions, ready to detach anytime.  

Amazing for any woman, but perfect as a bag for the modern mother, when used as a nappy bag this clear division between mum and bubs things, means less time fishing around, separating and double checking when it’s time to do something fun. Making more time for, well… fun! Because that’s what life is all about; enjoying time with family and friends and appreciating every moment with your little ones.

Each bag is versatile and can be worn multiple ways. The Tote can be carried with the top handles over your shoulder or with the cross body strap.  For use with a pram, attach using pram hooks and the D rings, or use the cross body strap to sling it over the handle.  The cross body can be worn cross body, or shorten the cross body to wear it as a shoulder bag. Add the wrist strap to use it as a traditional clutch.  Our Backpack can be worn as a traditional backpack, or un-clip one strap, re-clip to the top d ring and it can be carried as a shoulder bag.

 

About me:

I have been obsessed with leather handbags as long as I can remember, long before motherhood I could see that there was an need for a more dynamic changing bag for mothers to carry.  A bag that did a little bit more than the average bag while still being a chic baby bag.  For a woman a handbag is an essential part of your style, and it’s easy to lose yourself in those early motherhood days, so there is no more important time to ensure something that you will take everywhere with you not only reflects your style and makes you smile every time you glance at it, but is also instinctively practical.  Years in the making I am so proud to launch with a core range of leather goods that truly are quality.  

Toots + Co is Australian owned and designed in every way by myself, Emma.

I can usually be found waterside in Summer with my husband, little boy and occasionally my prized possession, my vintage speed boat.  Otherwise you will find me sneaking out to dinner with girlfriends, tending to my indoor plant collection and huge greenwall or sipping coffee... unless I'm designing bags... in which case I'll probably still be sipping coffee! 
     

    


Emma Castles Toots and Co

Emma Castles - Designer Toots and Co