This tote is an original design by an Austin, TX artist and is hand-printed on 100% cotton. There is no gusset at the bottom. The artist is an animal lover and many of the animals featured on this tote bag line are based on actual animals from various animal rescues and sanctuaries around the country. *Cleaning Instructions: Hand wash cold and hang dry. Do not machine wash. The cotton fabric is made to be easily washable by hand. For stains, use stain removers. Do not iron.