This July, VOYA are delighted to offer you a limited addition Irish-designed Tote Bag. The Under The Sea Summer VOYA Shopper has been designed in collaboration with talented Dublin-based Artist Conor Merriman. We believe this partnership brings out the best of both our values, we feel strongly about supporting Irish businesses and creating a sustainable future.
The Under The Sea Summer VOYA Tote is ethically made with 300g organic cotton, which has 100% natural fibres. It is a greener and non-toxic option as organic cotton is grown without any pesticides, uses less water, energy, and has less impact on air pollution.
This July, we have a limited number of these totes to give away with any orders of €100.00/£100.00 or more on www.voya.ie.
VOYA x Conor Merriman
Collaborating with Conor on this limited edition tote was an easy decision for VOYA. Conor’s artwork and illustrations have been featured worldwide and we are delighted to bring you an exclusive opportunity to bag one of these beautiful unique prints.
“VOYA's ethics resonated with me for a multitude of reasons. I am very fortunate in my career to be able to turn down work that does not align with being world friendly and VOYA came out on top. Knowing how important sustainability is to them along with their environmental stance was very important and it further made the work we did together that much richer.
‘’I feel it is incredibly important to not only support home-grown Irish brands from a consumer point but also professionally. The synergy of working with other Irish companies offers a unique collaboration and understanding, one that usually leads to a beautiful creation.!”
"I think my own style and the VOYA aesthetic were a really perfect marriage for this design. I really love working in very rich greens and warm, earthy tones but am also privy to lean in on very vivid (yet considered) colours. I tend to reference mid-century design quite often, with a touch of the 1970s for good measure. Fluidity and approachability are always at the heart of my style, and I think that partnered very well with VOYA." - Conor Merriman
The Benefits of Tote Bags
The classic tote is a popular stable that everyone should have to hand and here's why.
Alternative to Plastic Bags
Investing in a reusable bag is a step towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Single-use plastic bags are used and discarded in high volumes, they can take up to 1000 years to decompose. Making the switch will save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint.
Natural and Bio-Degradable
The Under The Sea Summer VOYA Tote is ethically made with 300g organic cotton, which is 100% natural fibres. It is a greener and non-toxic option as organic cotton is grown without any pesticides, uses less water, energy, and has less impact on air pollution. Tote bags also participate to keep oceans clean and saving wild animals, the first victims of plastic bags.
Convenience and Efficient
This stunning accessory is perfect for any occasion to carry your everyday essentials from traveling to work to shopping to the beach to a night out on the town and everything in-between. Plus the lighter fabric makes it an ideal material for storing garments and goods.
Durable and Long-Lasting
You don’t have to worry that the bag will break or tear. The cotton plant’s cellular structure is very strong, which contributes to its durability and resistance. This tote bag can carry up to 15 kg. They are easily cleaned when they are dirty, just wash them like your clothes and air dry. If cared for they can be used and reused for years.
Support Irish and Local
As a society, we are re-evaluating the way we shop. People are becoming conscious about their purchasing habits with a growing interest in purpose-based brands that embody social good. Buying local builds a connection between the producer and the product. It makes the experience personal and increases awareness about all the hard work that goes into making something. Supporting Irish businesses can have significant benefits for our communities and economy.
“The last year has been difficult for us all for many different reasons, both personally and professionally. For Irish artists, it’s been a tough road to navigate due to space closures and the interactivity of art unfortunately being on pause. However, what we have seen are artists who have been given the opportunity to utilise their voices and vision and continue to create despite the difficulties, and I think this will only lead to further creative work blossoming.! - Conor Merriman
VOYA are passionate about promoting a wellness lifestyle for people and the planet. All of our products are organic, clean, green, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and do not harm the environment. You can feel good and know that you are doing good too.
We are dedicated to supporting our customers on their sustainability journey, that's why we have partnered with Conor Merriman to offer you the chance to get this stylish, sustainable, and sturdy bag so you’re sure to stand out wherever you go!
Conor Merriman is a Dublin-based freelance art director, graphic designer and illustrator. He specialises in brand-realisation and creative problem solving. Working over many disciplines such as illustration, large-format display, logo creation, visual merchandise artwork, web/social media design and portraiture. He has worked with brands such as; Louis Vuitton, PlayStation, Lucozade, Absolut Vodka, Guinness, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Samsung, Microsoft, H&M, Light House Cinema, Brown Thomas and Arnotts to name a few.
His work has been featured in The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Times Style, Image Magazine, Totally Dublin, Hot Press, Irish Tatler, Social & Personal, Stellar, U Magazine, Silicon Republic, Lovin Dublin, Dublin Town, Evoke.ie and many more.