Contact Sheet Supersize Tote by Ian Beesley and Ian McMillan
Totes don't come much bigger or better than this. One side features a digital print of Ian Beesley's 1986 contact sheet of a shoot at Salts when the mill was still just about producing cloth; the other side is screen printed with Ian McMillan's poem 'Contact Sheet', written especially for the bag in response to his friend's images - so this poem is not in the 'From Salt to Silver' book.
The bag is a supersize shopper produced exclusively by Salts Mill, for Salts Mill. It's made in a Fair Trade Factory in India from unbleached 100% heavy cotton canvas (10oz / 283gsm canvas) from a sustainable crop. The bag is printed in Sheffield. Approximate dimensions of this bag are:
- 35 centimetres long and 48 centimetres wide
- A 13cm all-round gusset gives the bag extra capacity
- Long webbed handles that are both strong and soft