It's the vacation season and time for well-deserved rest, relaxation, and fun! Whether your summer travel is by plane, train, car, boat, bus, or even bike, Global Gifts offers a variety of duffel bags and they're all fair trade. These handmade and sturdy duffels can be used as carry-on bags to complement larger luggage or can transport everything you need for a weekend getaway.
Here's Global Gifts Short North store manager, Alissa ready to head out for her dream vacation. She wants to visit the Sami people of Finnish Lapland, herd reindeer, and see the Northern Lights and would take along the Tierra Duffel from Manos Zapotecas. This bag has a leather base and handles and an adjustable and removable strap. It is hand-woven by Zapotec artisans using time-honored traditions.
One of our interns, Brandon, would love to take a trip to Bora Bora. He'd carry his travel essentials in this screen-printed duffel from the Village Works artisan group in Cambodia. This bag has dual straps, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, and plenty of pockets. Perfect for an adventure!
Hannah is another intern at Global Gifts Short North. Her dream destination is Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, and she'd bring along this mustard weekender bag with spiral graphic design, also from the Village Works artisan group. Village Works provides employment and skills training for young people with disabilities in Cambodia.
Amy, assistant manager and volunteer coordinator at Global Gifts Short North, wants to travel one day to Hawaii with its black sand beaches and mega waves. She'd pack what she needs in this colorful duffel from Unique Batik. To make this bag, artisans in Guatemala recycle gently used huipils (traditional blouses) by stitching the fabric into patchwork designs and adding padding and sturdy handles.
Wherever you roam this summer, bring along what you need in a fair trade duffel bag!
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