Introducing her unique art, hand-painted on cotton canvas and sewn for durability, Anderson, an American living in Costa Rica, began her entrepreneurial enterprise over thirty years ago painting on t-shirts for the growing number of tourists to the country.
Her most popular designs have withstood the test of time; visitors couldn't get enough of her artistic representations of Costa Rica's flora and fauna. Selling on the beach, then distributing to souvenir shops and stores around the country, Anderson expanded her customer base by providing her canvas bags and totes to high-end, selected, boutique hotels within Costa Rica.
Anderson's new line of canvas totes and bags combine her most popular designs: blue morpho butterfly, red-eye green tree frog, ferns and leaves and scarlet macaw along with more free-form, colorful and expressive art such as her sunburst, palm tree, mountains, and waves designs.
Working with local Costa Rican women, many of them single moms, Anderson has provided training, teaching them to prep material, sew and finish, skills that will serve these women long term. Additionally, she has grown a cottage business within this small country to include additional products for home décor, all of which display her artistic talent, keeping her team busy.
Currently 18 different original designs are available from her shopping website, CanvasTotesandBags.com;
Starting an online shopping website in a competitive market such as totes and bags, Anderson recognized that she needed to offer special incentives and offers to set her apart from the millions of other companies, many of which are USA based but yet the products are produced en mass in manufacturing plants in countries where labor laws are often questioned.
The good news is that these items are unique due to the artist's original art designs and the fact that her canvas totes and bags are all hand made and hand painted, helping to support women in a small developing country (where labor laws are strict) with an income, skills and experience, Anderson believes she has an eco-based product that shoppers will come to appreciate.
All totes and canvas bags ordered from the website includes free shipping for a limited time and requires no coupon code. There are no restrictions on the number of items ordered to take advantage of the offer. Items are shipped via registered mail from Costa Rica's postal service. Delivery times vary, depending on location of the orders ship to address.
Free shipping offer valid only on http://canvastotesandbags.com . Offer ends August 31, 2011.
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Wild and wonderful new canvas totes and canvas bags made from 100% cotton canvas, sewn for durability, announces new shopping website. Entrepreneur, designer, Laurel Anderson, of Laurel's Originals, in Costa Rica, offers exciting new designs and styles.