Story of the Namesakes

Millie mastered the world of entertaining and sharing her well-loved culinary dishes around our small town in Virginia. She was practical, stylish and lived life to the fullest, surrounded by community. I grew up being branded by scorching dishes balanced on my lap. Lottie is a true Southerner by design and by desire.

Millie Lottie Tote with veggies

Sustainable Design & Production

It is quite easy to be ZERO-WASTE if you are consciously involved in and oversee the design and the production. Living a sustainable life informs my design, production and the very nature of my reusable products. Materials are sourced in the U.S. Team members are within two miles of my studio. Our patterns and cutting leave minimal waste. Left-over leather inspires new designs. I am never satisfied, always looking for new ways to improve.

Materials used for Millie Lottie Totes


Millie | Lottie is a member of The Good Food Awards Guild, SFMade and Bay Area Made.

Give Back

We donate to Leah's Pantry with each tote sold. This non-profit provides nutrition education to under-served neighborhoods. My favorite program they provide slow cookers and a cookbook they developed so people living in S.R.O's (single room occupancy) can cook healthy food for themselves. Also they won a grant to study the relationship on good nutrition and reduced PTSD. 

Thank you for being a part of the Millie | Lottie family.



We are a purpose-driven, women-owned business. We wish to make sharing food, gathering as a community a life-style choice, while keeping manufacturing in San Francisco, U.S.A., promoting sustainable products, and giving-back to the community organizations that support nutrition education. We began design and producing products in San Francisco, California in the Fall of 2015.