A perfect size handbag. Longer straps so can be worn over the shoulder - super light.
Flat base so great for standing on the floor or table.
Raffia handbag ethically made in Madagascar with zip closing and leather handles and trim.
No chemicals are used in the manufacture of the raffia. Natural plant based colours are used in the dyeing process.
No slave labour is used.
Fair Trade principles are followed.
Reducing poverty through employment.
With no free medical, free schooling or dole payments the people for Madagascar have a difficult time. Life is tough with high unemployment rates so being able to employ a small team of artisans enables them to feed and clothe their families and hopefully enrol their children into the local school. Our project in Madagascar no only employs people, but offers them hope and by offering a hand up and not a hand out gives our artisans the dignity that they deserve. Using their weaving, embroidery and crocheting skills passed down through the generations is imperative as it keeps their traditions alive.
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