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Grands & Co. is a breast cancer project. I have designed a tote pattern which I personally make from genuine leather imported from Brazilian tanneries. Each tote is hand-made after you place your order.
Along with promoting wellness through creativity, $50 from the sale of each tote will be donated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.


Donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre since March 2019

$2,705.00

Last donation November 19, 2019

"It Could Happen To You"


This song was stuck in my head. I was in total shock as I couldn't wrap my mind around having breast cancer. How could this be so?
It was a moment of disbelief hearing a diagnosis of breast cancer 4 days before my 64th birthday last November. I could not speak for days. Denial set in, disappointment, extreme sadness, and thoughts of my mortality kept me company. Didn't I suffer enough over all these years when back in 1998 I was diagnosed with Polycythemia Rubra Vera, and have to live life one day at a time? This hit me harder than having PRV. Breast cancer is riding an emotional rollercoaster until such time as I accepted this as truth.

The Tote


When you need a reliable tote Grands & Co leather tote is hand-made for you. All totes are 100% genuine leather that will age magnificently over time and with careful use.

Every tote is dyed, antiqued, and waxed. Therefore each piece is one of a kind because of the elements within the leather, the dyeing and antiquing techniques.

The generous size of Grands & Co. totes will hold all your accessories.