VillageWorks

Elephant Metro Bag VW 53

$32.00

This modern Metro Bag features an elephant from repurposed cement bags, created by artisans working with VillageWorks, our fair trade partner in Cambodia.

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Our Elephant Metro Bag has full width open pockets on the front under flap and on the back, and zips closed. The front flap has a magnetic snap closure. Inside is one divided pocket and one zippered pocket for additional flexibility. Due to the nature of recycled materials, each bag shows a varying degree of wear. The distressed finish is not a flaw, but part of the unique character of the item. Matches our Elephant Wallet.  
  • Item VW 53
  • Made from repurposed materials
  • Magnetic snap closure
  • Zipper closure
  • Strap length: adjusts 25-50”
  • 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 2”

Producer

Producer Group

VillageWorks

Cambodia

VillageWorks was started to create employment and provide skills and livelihoods to women and young people in a small village in the Baray District of Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia in 2001. Villageworks has a history of working with artisans as whole persons and addressing the complex challenges this recovering nation faces. The name VillageWorks expresses their focus on handicrafts produced in villages using indigenous materials, native implements, and simple craftsmanship. It also expresses their intent to teach artisans the value and meaning of work. About 80% of the artisans suffer from the effects of childhood polio, and are all full-time, salaried workers. Partners for Just Trade began working with VillageWorks in 2013.

Producer Jasmin Pill showing a hand-printed silk-screened fabric. Through her work with VillageWorks, she was able to complete her Bachelor's degree and was made one of their production supervisors.

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Additional information

Weight 0.6 lbs