Take a bright spot with you where ever you go! This fun messenger style handbag is printed, sewn and embroidered in Vietnam by women artisans at CraftBeauty, an organization that provides training and sustainable employment to displaced and disabled women.
- 100% linen
- Zippered top closure
- Zippered exterior pocket
- Zippered pocket & cell phone pocket interior
- Detachable strap
- 8" H x 11" W x 1.5" D (20.3 x 28 x 3.8 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Vietnam
Made by: CraftBeauty
Craftbeauty is a fair trade craft organization that provides skills and a steady source of income to disadvantaged women who wouldn't otherwise have any options, including farmers and women with disabilities. In Vietnam, only about 15% of disabled persons receive training in vocational skills, and many end up unemployed and very poor. Craftbeauty runs a fair-trade factory that houses the main office and a manufacturing area. In addition, they work with artisans working in provincial villages, employing over 100 people in Hanoi and surrounding areas.
Craftbeauty works with various materials, playing with texture and color in our products. They create a wide range of products including handbags, accessories, clothes, scarves and soft furnishings, using many textile techniques and digital design. They work with clients to develop new products and enjoy making their own in-house designs each year.
Craftbeauty offers these women between the ages of 18 and 40 years old a chance to learn about silk weaving, tailoring, embroidery, fashion, and quality control, and pays almost double the Vietnamese national livable wage. In addition to giving them a source of income, a skill set, and a safe workplace, these positions help the women retain their dignity, self worth, and confidence.