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The Village Country Store is "a fair trade gift shop offering high quality unique handcrafted and handmade artisan gifts and crafts from around the globe." They offer a great selection of colorful retreat bags and also totes and messenger bags, uniquely created from recycled materials, such as jeans labels and seat belts!
Freedom’s Promise is "a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities." They sell library bags, beach bags, grocery bags, messenger bags and lunch bags "uniquely handcrafted from recycled rice bags." (I ordered their grocery bags -- they are amazing!)
The Tote Project's "fair trade products are sewn in India by women who have made the brave choice to journey out of the sex trade and into freedom." Plus, they donate 10% of profits to Two Wings "to help survivors of human trafficking in the United States pursue their dreams." So, their beautiful totes are providing hope to human trafficking survivors!
Partners for Just Trade is a "non-profit, faith-based organization that builds partnerships between producers living in extreme poverty and consumers in North America." They sell some very cool cross body bags, backpack purses, bucket bags, travel bags and totes.
(To find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)
Shop with a mission is part of Heavenly Treasures whose "mission is to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." They sell beautiful totes, duffel bags, backpacks, travel bags, messenger bags and shopping bags.