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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


Last donation January 31, 2020

"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.