Amarasti Embroidered Sling Bag

$48.00

SKU: S- 157053

Each sling bag is hand-embroidered by women at Amarasti cooperative in Swaziland. The women work from their homes and add their own flair to each bag.

Due to the handmade nature, colors may vary.

  • Cotton denim with faux leather strap
  • Cotton-lined interior
  • Design on front only
  • Removable strap: 46" L (117 cm)
  • 7.5" H x 9.5" L (19 x 24.1 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Swaziland

Amarasti trains rural women to embroider, bead, and sew, producing a wide range of unique and colorful embroidered and appliqued bags. The women travel mainly from Ezulwini, Lobamba and the Mahlanya to the Amarasti workshop at Ezulwini to collect their work on a weekly basis. All work is done and completed in the comfort of their homes and then handed back to Amarasti a week later where a seamstress puts the bag together and adds the final touches. The number of women employed by Amarasti on a permanent basis has grown to 50.

By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.

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