Super cute and roomy bag! A vibrant palette of color! Denim-style handbag with hand-embroidered floral and heart detail. Magnetic button closure is cleverly disguised with decorative stone and seed bead tassel. 100% cotton, fully lined. 10in. l x 13in. w, strap 33in. l
Fair Trade Artisans: Pakistan: Zardozi. Zardozi started as an income generating project set up 26 years ago to assist women from the hundreds of thousands of families which poured across the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan when fighting started. Today thousands of poor Afghan women earn a steady income from embroidery and handicraft production thanks to Zardozi. Income from producing and selling embroidery and handicraft empowers the women in many diverse ways. Many of the women use their income to support their children's education. Other women spend money on pregnancy check ups – often for the first time in their lives despite multiple pregnancies. All of the women describe having an income of their own as life changing in terms of achieving status as individuals in their families and communities and allowing them some control over their own lives.