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Balmy Jute & Cotton Bag

Navigating that summer to fall transition like a dream, the Balmy Jute & Cotton Bag made by women artisans earning sustainable wages in Bangladesh, is full of handy pockets and helpful features. This shoulder bag boasts leather straps, a cotton lining and a hand-loomed jute body with single snap closure. On each side, you'll find snaps you can open to expand the bag, or snap shut to slim it down!

HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH

  • Jute, cotton lining, leather straps, antique brass hardware
  • 14"Wx13"H
  • Single snap closure, expanding snaps, 1 inner zipper pocket, 2 inner drop pockets
  • Handcrafted in Bangladesh

SKU: 6603610

THE MAKERS

Prokritee (meaning "nature" in Bengali) manages several handicraft enterprises and helps other groups sell their products in local and foreign markets. Prokritee and its enterprises provide jobs for poor rural women. By providing jobs for women, Prokritee improves women’s standard of living and helps them send their children to school. The organization provides skills development training to artisans. Prokritee creates and promotes income–generating projects that benefit the artisans, adhere to good safety and environmental standards, and have the potential to become self–reliant. Prokritee was established in 2001 as an independent organization. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Prokritee and its predecessor MCC Bangladesh since 1986.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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