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  • Foodie Messenger Bag

Veggie Messenger Bag

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$24.00
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$12.00 (You save $12.00)
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Product Description

  • Another product from StopStart, the organization that rescues, shelters, and rehabilitates trafficked women.
  • Environmentally Friendly! Made from upcycled rice and feed bags.
  • Compact shoulder pouch allows quick access to money, IDs and phone.
  • Zippered front pocket, magnetic interior closure and Velcro flap closure
  • Covered in clear vinyl so it's easy to clean.
  • Long, adjustable woven strap can be worn on shoulder or across body.
  • Dimensions: 6" x 8.25" x 1.5"

PLEASE NOTE: Because these products are made from recycled materials, the exact pattern may vary, depending upon the supply of bags and the portion of the bag from which the product was cut.

Artist's Story:

This bag was made under the auspices of StopStart, an international relief organization that provides shelter, education, and jobs for trafficked and abused women in Cambodia. The organization employs about 40 women, many of whom have been rescued out of sexual trafficking. Whether trafficked or not these women have suffered extreme emotional or physical abuse.

Most of the women share common experiences, such as that of Srey. She was orphaned as a young child when her father sold her at a border camp to an old woman who physically abused her. She was then sold into prostitution. Years later, she was given relief from her desperate conditions by StopStart at its shelter. She was schooled in literacy, received health care, and later trained as a seamstress. She is now living a productive, healthy and free life. Your purchase helps continue these efforts for many more women like her.