x Gayle Kabaker Lee Tote


This Limited Edition Lee Tote was designed in collaboration with artist Gayle Kabaker for Vital Voices. 10% of sales from this collection will be donated support their work.

On what inspired the art:

“I painted the women from photos that I took at a Vital Voices event . I loved how many women from all over the world wore traditional dress, some were young fashionistas, some were older and more traditional.”

We took Gayle’s artwork and turned it into a repeating pattern so that we could print it on our signature linen canvas.


  • Waxed Cotton Exterior
  • Linen Canvas Lining
  • Horween Chromexcel Leather OR
  • Vegan Cork
  • Antique Brass Hardware


  • Approximately 16" Wide x 14" Tall x 6" Deep
  • Handles are 1" Wide


  • Two Interior Pockets
  • Magnetic Closure


  • Spot clean only
  • Do not iron

All products are handmade; please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery

Gayle has been a freelance illustrator her whole adult life. After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, she began freelancing and has never stopped! She moved to Western Massachusetts from San Francisco with her soon-to-be husband Artist Peter Kitchell. Her friends took bets on how long she’d last. She is still there over 30 years later…

Gayle has illustrated for various markets worldwide for over 35 years. She was lucky enough to have her first New Yorker magazine cover ‘June Brides’ celebrating gay marriage in 2012 and have had a total of five covers since then. And yes, I count EVERY SINGLE one as a miracle!

Her work tends to be very feminine, and she loves exploring beauty in all forms. Traveling (especially to tropical climates) is her passion and and she paints her experiences, sometimes turning them into illustrated stories. It’s exciting to her when her work connects with people in a heartfelt, meaningful way.

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a global movement that invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying those with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. We scale and accelerate impact through long term investments to expand skills, connections, capacity and visibility. Over the last 23 years, we have built a network of 18,000 changemakers across 182 countries who are collectively daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.

Over the course of more than two decades, Vital Voices has built a global network of more than 18,000 women leaders across 182 countries and territories. Vital Voices focuses on long-term, personal partnerships with women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges. Through these individualized partnership, we work to elevate women’s leadership around the world to push for progress. According to our 2019 Annual Report, we worked with 2,229 women leaders across our programs, and 100% of the women we worked with reported taking action that have had a positive impact on their community.

 Through long-term investments that expand her skills, connections and visibility, we accelerate her efforts. We believe that women are the key to unlocking global shared progress, so we search the world for women leaders with daring vision for change, then partner with them to make that vision a reality. Vital Voices understands that sustainable change happens from within, so we invest in women with local solutions proven to drive change, and offer her the support, recognition and resources she needs to scale that change.


Due to COVID, we continue to experience issues with our supply chain, many of which are also women-owned, small business. All fabrics are currently in stock. If we encounter an issue with your order, we will contact you immediately to discuss a new fabric or shipping date. Thank you for your understanding and for shopping small.

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