Use it as a travel organizer, an elegant wristlet or as an everyday clutch. This clutch has an accent of vegetable-tanned leather on the reverse that compliments its tranquil pattern. With an option of a handmade tassel and/or detachable brass wristlet, the Paula is created to be as versatile as you are!
Outer: one side Cotton / one side Leather
Cotton Lining, Inner Slit Pocket
Removable Leather Wrist Strap
Removable brass ring wristlet
Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.5 inches
The GAIA Collaboration
This bag was created in collaboration with GAIA Empowered Women, a Dallas, Texas-based co-op. The gorgeous tassel on this bag was handmade by one of the artisans at GAIA, who are refugees in the United States. GAIA seeks to give refugee a “hand-up” through living wages and an empowering work community. The cotton canvas used in this bag was made by the handloom weavers of the southwestern "Malabar" coast of India. The wooden looms here have been operating for over 500 years, producing traditional wear for men and women. This is also our lowest energy textile - no electricity is used in the entire process. Yarn is hand-spun, then hand-dyed and line-dried, and eventually hand-loomed.
Bloom & Give creates hand-crafted textiles by local artisans in India. They donate 10% of their sales to programs that send girls to school in rural India, where educating girls is the most effective way to fight gender inequality.