Summer Bags, Large and Small

Summer Bags, Large and Small

Global Gifts has colorful summer bags to fit all your necessities!

          

The Coin Arpillera Garden purse is made using 100% cotton and is a bright way to store coins and small personal items. This purse is created by Jupa, an artisan youth group that Bridge of Hope works with. Bridge of Hope is an organization helping artisans from the most impoverished areas of Peru have opportunity for development. Jupa was established by 15 adolescents in the 1980s during the time of Peruvian terrorism. Arpilleras are a unique South American detailed form of applique used in handicrafts such as belts, coin purses, hair accessories, and wall hangings.

         

The cross body bag above has handy pockets for all your essentials and is crafted by VillageWorks Cambodia. VillageWorks works with 63 artisans, and about 80% of the artisans suffer from the effects of childhood polio. VillageWorks trains women how to cut and sew hand-printed silk-screened fabrics to make bags and wallets.

        

The Metallic Pineapple Tote features double layered straps made of upcycled saris. The block printed pattern on the tote is an art form native to Rajasthan, India. Each color is given its own block in this process and intricate designs can take days to create in block printing. Fabric is prepped with herbs to allow it to absorb the natural dyes. Artisans press the carved wood block with wet dye onto the fabric to create the pattern. The printed fabric is washed or boiled in the end for the final color to come to surface. The block print artisans live in scattered rural villages that are impoverished and lack infrastructure.

Which summer bag will you use?

Photo Credit: Partners for Just Trade, Matr Boomie, Bridge of Hope

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