We love this "purpose" cross body shoulder bag. It features a Nepali print design on one side that means “Employ, Educate, Empower." The translation is also printed on a large pocket/divider on the inside of the bag. It also features a smaller interior zipped pocket, and is lined with black cotton. The exterior is made from a medium-weight Nepali cotton.
This handbag measures 34" from top to bottom with the adjustable shoulder strap fully extended. The strap itself is 21" and the bag is 13" from top to bottom, and 14" from left to right.
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.