We are always on the lookout for interesting and well made items to add to our gallery collections. This one is a great find for a variety of reasons. There are a lot of recycled items out here in internet land, but these totes and accessories are by far the best we have ever seen. Once used for carrying commodities in Southeast Asia, the rice & feed bags used to create these one-of-a-kind pieces have been 100% recycled into a new life as stylish shopping totes, handbags and accessories. Created in a Fair Trade Co-op in Cambodia, they are constructed with amazingly durable materials. The fabric, after all, was used to hold 50 kilos or more of rice and grain.
Fair Trade Certified products guarantee a living wage to people in developing countries. Each bag sold helps provide sustainable living to Cambodian weavers & producers – many of whom are disabled and / or economically disadvantaged single mothers supporting households. This translates into a better life for many who have been disabled from polio or landmine injuries. So, if you have a chance, inquire about these colorful urban accessories. your planet & humanity will thank you.