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Desert Days Lunch Tote

Pack a delicious lunch sustainably with the reusable Desert Days Lunch Tote. This jute lunch tote is handcrafted by women artisans working for Saidpur Enterprises in Bangladesh.

HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH

  • Jute, interior plastic coating, zipper
  • Two oval handles cut out of each side of the bag: approximately 3.5L x 1.25H inches and located approximately 2.5cm down from top, center of bag. A tan colored zipper is sewn to the interior of the bag approximately 3 inches down from top of bag; Zipper: approximately 12.5L x 1.75W inches; Bag: 12L x 5W (bottom gusset) x 10H inches
  • Handcrafted in Bangladesh

SKU: 6613020

THE MAKERS

Saidpur Enterprises comprises two groups: Action Bag Handicrafts and Eastern Screen Printers. Its Action Bag subsidiary employs women artisans who make a variety of jute products. Some have husbands who are underemployed; others are widowed. Action Bag provides literacy classes, and training on nutrition, women's legal rights, educational awareness and finance. Following the 1971 war that established Bangladesh, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) started clinics and nutrition centers in Saidpur to help address food shortages and disease. In 1976 MCC began a program to help mothers of malnourished children coming to its nutrition center. This temporary employment program became Action Bag Handicrafts, and now supports artisans selling for the fair trade export market.
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