Designer Ashley Austin, Fun, Colorful, Around-Town Kind of Tote Bag

Designer Ashley Austin began Fine Day Press in 2009, after several years working in the corporate design world. She creates notecards, tote bags and t-shirts based on her original designs and sells them online in her etsy shop and in select retail locations. 

Different styles and designers who Ashley admires include Everything from modern art to folk art, collage, painting, fashion and photography inspires her. Ashley likes the work of designers Alexander Girard, Josef Frank, and illustrator Charley Harper.

Ashley wanted to do something eco-friendly that would be used not only for carrying groceries but also for errands or just carrying a book to the park or blanket to the beach – a fun, colorful, around-town kind of bag. It was important that it be pesticide-free organic cotton.