Bright colors and a bold chevron design are perfect for everyday advocates looking for a clever way to make a difference for women artisans -- looking good while doing good. Each bag is handmade by women artisans at CraftBeatuty in Vietnam.
- 100% cotton
- Interior snap-tight bar for rings
- Tie closure
- Two zippered pouches
- Unrolled: 11.5" L x 7" W (29.2 x 17.7 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Vietnam
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.
Just ordered and received this a few weeks ago and I couldn't be more pleased! The colors are even more vibrant in person and the material quality is great! I definitely recommend this if you travel with jewelry at all. I'm excited to use this on my upcoming cruise to keep all of my jewelry straight so it's not all tangled together. I am now back buying more as gifts!!