The Hawla utility tote ($225) and the bifurcated Torse vessel ($200) are handmade out of cotton rope.
Good garden totes can be hard to find. An oversize bag is of little use if it becomes an abyss of unreachable shears, plants, and seed packets. Many leather bags aren’t hardy enough to survive the abuse most gardeners put them through and simple canvas bags either have little in the way of pockets or so many that the main compartment all but vanishes. This handsome waxed canvas bag, originally designed for carpenters, is hand-made by Artifact Bag Co. in Omaha, Nebraska ($155; artifactbags.com).