Earth Tones Nepali Cotton Bag

Product Description

 This Nepali print handbag is sure to be an eye-catcher!  The adjustable shoulder strap extends to 27 inches, and can be worn as a sling bag, or when the strap is fully shortened it's just 14 inches, transforming it into a fabulous hobo style bag. It is soft, lightweight, and roomy.

 

Earth Divas is a fair trade company that is 100% focused on providing women in the developing world opportunities to earn a decent wage. We are unlike most businesses in that we exist not to make a profit. Our goal is to pay artisans as much as we can, and if we do show a profit, we give 100% of it to the artisans.

Our goal is to provide the broadest range of the best designed, highest quality products that we can make. We ship by sea to keep our cost low. We visit Nepal two to three times a year to work on new designs, and improve quality and consistency. 

In Nepal and throughout the developing world most craft items are made by women, and by hand. Men typically work with sewing machines and earn 5 to 10 times more than women. We've always worked with women owned and/or managed businesses, who primarily hire women to make the products. But in 2011 we created a tailoring school for women. We leased a building, bought six sewing machines, a generator, fabric and working with Beni from HeedNepal.org we hired a master tailor and paid women to attend classes five days a week for six months. We're now focused on finding them jobs within our artisan community, and will start a new session with six new ladies soon.

We are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation, and we urge you to support all members, and help us share the benefits of buying fair trade products.

 

 

 

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