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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 handbags, clutches and totes, including ones creatively upcycled using seatbelts, labels, plastic bags and bicycle tire tubes!
(Note: Keep scrolling down, there's lot of variety!)
Unfortunately, many purses you will find in your local department store were made by
women working in factory "sweatshops". In contrast, the beautiful, handmade purses
you will find through the links below, provide women with meaningful, dignified work.
The Mission Lazarus social enterprise "program exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians." They offer amazing leather clutches, wallets, shoulder bags and totes.