Fashion-forward, socially responsible clothing and accessories
Fashionable, fun and functional, TRASH BAGS is a line of purses, pouches, wallets, and accessories crafted in Honduras from 100% post-consumer trash. TRASH BAGS are handmade by the women of COFEACOMA, a cooperative of certified organic coffee growers in the mountains of Comayagua, Honduras, from the snack chip bags that litter their communities. In addition to providing much needed income, the TRASH BAGS initiative also benefits COFEACOMA communities by teaching families the principles of recycling as an alternative to the standard practice of burning trash, which contributes to air pollution, respiratory problems and cancer.Strikingly exotic & colorful, yet elegant - Tanzanian Kanga & Kitenge fabric meets Danish design in MALKIA clothing for women and children. MALKIA Swahili for queen is a womens cooperative of expert Zanzibari women tailors formed in 2003 by Iben Djuraas. Previously only offered in Zanzibar and Denmark, MALKIA is exclusively offered in the U.S. through Manos de Madres/CONNECTusa.Lovingly Made For Women + By Women
hand-loomed scarves shawls organic cashmere silk cotton linen
Soma's Nest specializes in exquisite scarves and textiles from the Himalayas. Through our dedication to the ancient crafts we have been able to sustain some of the last looms of Nepalese homespun cotton. Our scarves are woven using the finest natural fibers by respected and supported artisans. You will experience some of natures most luxurious gifts in our cashmere, silk and linen wraps.
Empowering women through fair trade craft programs.
Manos de Madres (Hands of Mothers) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families through income generation programs which promote economic, environmental and social justice. Offering fashion-forward bags and personal accessories from Rwanda, Congo and Honduras that look great and make you feel even better!Beautiful products made by the hands of extraordinary women.A proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.