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The Eco Leather Shoulder Bag has it all -- sleek cross body styling, plenty of pockets and beautifully crafted, chemical-free deep brown leather. Rather than azo dyes, formaldehyde and hazardous substances, eco-leather is created with materials derived from sustainable tea bark extracts and waxes. Used in ancient times in India, this "vegetable tanning" process has has been revived by our fair trade partner CRC Exports, who, as a fair trader, insists on business practices that are safe for makers and the environment.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Deep brown eco-leather shoulder bag with embossed tree design
  • Brown cotton lining
  • Two magentic snap closures on front
  • Rear pocket with cell phone pocket, plus 3 zippered pockets: on front flap (with space for pens and credit cards), on back pocket, interior
  • 10Wx11.5H inches with 1.25W gusset
  • 1.5W strap adjustable to 54L inches
  • Handmade in India

SKU: 6840990

THE MAKERS

Craft Resource Center (CRC) helps informally organized artisan groups to develop self-sustaining businesses. CRC seeks to develop economic self-sufficiency for a vulnerable segment of society through traditional handcrafting skills. CRC provides marketing, design, finance and exporting assistance to a large number of artisan groups across India. CRC also provides raw materials, production coordination between groups and additional training. CRC considers artisans more important than products. This concern for artisans translates into a broader commitment to help others within the CRC network. Because of CRC’s coordination of craft production between different artisan groups, artisans have a high level of connection and cooperation. Artisan groups have been able to work together in partnership in times of need. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from CRC since 1993.
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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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