Durable, trendy and eco-friendly, this bag is a great every day purse. Fabrics are upcycled denim and an African wax-print textile. A large, sustainably harvested teak button serves as both an accent and closure. The fully-lined interior features a zippered compartment and two open compartments, large enough to hold a cell phone.
Hanging about 21" from the padded strap, the bag itself measures 12" high x 13"wide x 5" deep.
Handmade by very poor women in Malawi, a landlocked nation in southeastern Africa and one of the world's least-developed countries.
MicroVentures was born out of the MicroLoan Foundation, a charity based in the UK, very active in the field of microcredit lending to the poorest of the poor in Malawi.
The mission of MicroVentures is to train women in business and other skills, enabling them to be more successful business women after receiving small loans. The women who made these bags have completed the sewing training certificate and now own their own businesses.