Social Butterfly Clutch

$10.00 $8.99

SKU: S- 80107

Be that social butterfly that you were meant to be! Elegant enough to wear to a cocktail party and yet fun enough to take with you on your beach vacation! The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when the opportunity arises and this is just what the women artisans of Craftbeauty are doing in their lives.

  • Silk
  • Button closure
  • Zippered interior pocket
  • 10" x 4" (25.4 x 10.2 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Vietnam

Artisan Diu

In Hanoi, Vietnam, where most people are raised to be farmers, there aren't a lot of vocational opportunities outside of agriculture. One stroke of bad luck can wipe out a year's worth of hard work -- drought or flood can destroy the year's crops, and the year's income. A lot of farmland is being purchased by developers of apartment buildings, leaving many farmers with no land, no vocational skills, and no source of income.

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 farming women, 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 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.

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ordered this in

ordered this in hot pink.It brightens up any summer outfit .It is good for gonig to lunch or dinner and not having to bring a big purse.

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SUCH A LOVELY,

SUCH A LOVELY, LIGHT CLUTCH FOR SUMMER EVENINGS OUT. IT LOOKS VERY NICE.

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These are really

These are really cute! I have the green and black. They are simple but add that nice pop to an outfit or dress :)

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