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Clever Chevron Pouch

$12.00

SKU: S- 144305

Bright colors and a bold chevron design are perfect for every day 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
  • Zippered top closure
  • Zippered exterior pocket
  • Approximately 5" H x 8.5" L (12.7 x 21.6 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Vietnam

Artisan Diu

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.

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