Every day we are asked to carry the burden of capitalism. Every decision we make in the things we consume is subject to scrutiny. To tote also means to carry, to bear a burden. Using the burden of the garment industry, both on labourers and the environment, as a lense into ethical consumption, we ask, how can we tote the burden of late stage capitalism? Are we as individuals not as responsible as large corporations? Totes have become a symbol of zero waste efforts, can they be symbolic of much more?