• Built for Beyond

  • Where will your bag take you?
  • Designed with Ergonomic Expertise

  • Our unique back support system reduces the load by 20%
  • A bag built to last, with a 3-year guarantee to match.

  • A Totem is tough enough to trust.
  • Did you know that your child shouldn’t carry more than 10% of their body weight?

  • Totem bags are orthopaedically and ergonomically designed, and proven to maintain good posture and significantly reduce neck and back strain caused by carrying heavy loads. That’s why our bags are endorsed by The South African Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Buy any Totem bag and get 20%, off any pencil bags, lunch bags and water bottles.

Built for Beyond

Where will your bag take you? Shop Collection

Designed with Ergonomic Expertise

Our unique back support system reduces the load by 20% Read More

A bag built to last, with a 3-year guarantee to match.

A Totem is tough enough to trust. Read More

Did you know that your child shouldn’t carry more than 10% of their body weight?

Buy any Totem bag and get 20%, off any pencil bags, lunch bags and water bottles.

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The bag that supports you

YEAR GUARANTEE

CUSHION COMFORT

MEDICALLY APPROVED

ERGONOMICALLY ENGINEERED

ORTHOPEDICALLY APPROVED

Designed with ergonomic expertise.

Our unique back support system reduces the load by 20%.

Our Collections

School Bags

Designed by the experts to help you handle the pressure, and look the part. Put one on.

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Backpacks / Lifestyle Bags

You can’t stop to admire the view when your back is aching. These bags let you stay cool and comfortable.

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Trolley Bags

All of Totem’s best features, with wheels. For those days when you’ve got quite a bit to carry. (Or those days when you’ve got even more.)

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Pencil Cases

Whatever stationery you choose to carry, there’s a Totem pencil case that’s cool enough for you.

EXPLORE RANGE

Accessories

High-quality lunch bags, insulated water
bottles, and chest and waist straps.

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Our Products

Books, devices, sandwiches, pencils, things… There’s a Totem, for everything that you need to carry.

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    Hardbody Navy
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    Craze Emily
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    T-Roll Sugar & Spice
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    Style Bentley
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HOW TO FIT YOUR BAG

Wear your Totem the right way.

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OUR GUARANTEE

We believe in the quality of our bags!

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Convinced Customers

In case you need a little more convincing (which you probably don’t), here are some thoughts from Totem users.

Love, love, love my bag!

“My child was going to Grade 1, and I had to choose a school bag for her. This was a daunting task as I had no idea which bag was best. I asked one of the mothers with older kids. She said that I should not even waste my time with any other bag. She told me to go and get a Totem bag. She said they are worth every cent. I chose a stunning Totem bag and my daughter loves it.”

Mom - King David Primary School

A happy daughter!

“All the kids in my child’s class have Totem bags. My daughter was the only one without one. She was so upset that she refused to go to school until she got one. I called the suppliers, but stock was only available in two weeks. I eventually managed to get my hands on one and was most impressed with my purchase. I now have a happy daughter back in her normal routine at school.”

Dad with child in Stellenbosch Primary School

Very impressed with my bag!

“I am a physiotherapist with two children at school. I identified that the Totem school bags were well researched and had all the built-in features to carry weight in a medically correct way. I was so impressed with the bags that I began recommending them to my patients. Word soon spread, and the demand grew. I then decided to start selling the Totem school bags and I have done so now for the past six years.”

Physiotherapist, mom and Totem agent