Spreading Positivity Through Totes & Clutches 💛

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Laura Mortemore

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Laura Mortemore


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About HappyToteQuotes

Sales 125
On Etsy since 2020

Spreading Joy and Positivity!

My Story:

We are a small business called HappyToteQuotes which launched in March 2020! I started designing and making my own tote bags for friends and family back in 2017. I have always LOVED tote bags or just bags in general and always thought it would be so cool to design my own bag one day. So I started to get that passion for designing my own products but I never really knew how I could make my ideas a reality. One day I walked into Hobbycraft (heaven) and I stumbled across a machine that could help make my tote bags a reality and from that moment things just rolled from there. My passion grew into wanting to one day have my own shop and selling my own products. Sadly life did get in the way but I kept designing and making tote bags for gifts for friends, family, and fundraisers in the meantime. I loved doing what I was doing and it made me so happy when the people loved their gifts and it made them smile, because that's what it's all about.

At the beginning of 2020 my friends were pushing me to start this as an actual business and just go for it. The title for my business came from my wonderful friend Jay while sitting eating lunch and I'm so grateful for him. It told you as a customer exactly what I wanted it to be about. Happiness, positive quotes, and tote bags. Then last year lockdown 1.0 (March 2020) struck and sadly I lost my job due to the pandemic. It was the biggest sign ever to grab this business by the reins and just run with it and that is what I'm doing now and I couldn't be happier with what is happening. I am now currently running this part-time while also working as an NHS delivery driver, in the hope and dream of one day going full-time with HappyToteQuotes. Since opening, I've achieved being advertised in Mollie Makes Magazine, had a stall at Covent Garden in Seven Dials Market, had a wholesale order, and had orders from all around the world. I am blown away by the support and so excited to see what the future holds. Thanks to everyone who has made an order. It seriously means the world to me and I'm so happy you love what I do.

My whole purpose with my business is to spread positivity and make my customers smile. Life can be hard but I want my customers to know they can overcome whatever is thrown at them. Right now, seeing what is happening in the world, we need to spread all the positivity and happiness we can and maybe my business can make a small difference in somebody’s life. We offer our own designs on eco - friendly tote bags or for that special occasion, on faux leather clutch bags. So if you are wanting a bag for life with a twist, or a bag to make you or someone else smile, then this is the perfect gift; for a family member, friend, or maybe a treat for yourself. We also offer personalisation on all items, just to make that bag that extra special.

Shop members

  • Laura


    Hi, I'm Laura and I own and run HappyToteQuotes. I design, hand make all the products you see as well as package them for you. I absolutely love designing and my full aim is to spread as much positivity as possible!

  • Lynn (my mum)


    She is my biggest supporter and I'm so grateful for everything she does for me and HappyToteQuotes. Helps me with packaging orders when needed and also admin. What an absolute champ!

  • Skittles

    Support Assistant

    Very good at moral support by sitting and watching what I am doing from the sidelines. Never fails to make me laugh. Sadly the downside is that she loves to snack all day and rather have a nap than help out but I love her regardless!

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More information

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Can the tote bags be washed in a machine and ironed?

Yes, We recommend all tote bags to be washed on a low temperature and ironed on the reverse to protect the print.

Where does the personalisation go on the bag?

Wherever you choose. Just let me know your preference via notes on your order or by directly messaging me.

What if I like a design of a bag but want to change the colour or font colour? Can that be changed?

Yes, the colour of bag or font can be changed. Just let me know your preference via notes on your order or by directly messaging me.

What if I can't find my favourite quote?

I can make it for you! Get in touch! I love making custom designs for my customers :)

Gift wrapping and packaging

All our packaging is eco friendly and biodegradable. I wrap all your bags personally in tissue paper. We use paper tags and natural eco friendly string. We also use eco friendly washi tape. You may even see an inspirational card in there as well! There is a small fee for gift wrapping. Which includes: Wrapped in Kraft paper and tied in a beautiful bow with added personalisation tag for the recipient.

Sizing details

Tote Bags:
Long handles: 35 x 3cm
Weight: 145gsm
Dimensions: 38 x 42cm

Wristlet strap
Weight: 127g
Dimensions: 26 x 17cm

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