Intrepid travelers take your pick of an explorer design to take your jewelry along on your adventures! Each bag is handmade by women artisans at CraftBeatuty in Vietnam.
- 100% cotton
- Interior snap-tight bar for rings
- Tie closure
- Two zippered pouches
- Unrolled: 10" H x 6" W (25.4 x 15.2 cm)
- 4" H x 7" L when folded (10.2 x 17.8 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Vietnam
In Hanoi, Vietnam, where most people are raised to be farmers, there aren't a lot of vocational opportunities outside of agriculture. One stroke of bad luck can wipe out a year's worth of hard work -- drought or flood can destroy the year's crops, and the year's income. A lot of farmland is being purchased by developers of apartment buildings, leaving many farmers with no land, no vocational skills, and no source of income.
Craftbeauty is a fair trade craft organization that provides skills and a steady source of income to disadvantaged women who wouldn't otherwise have any options, including farming women, and women with disabilities. In Vietnam only about 15% of disabled persons receive training in vocational skills, and many end up unemployed and very poor. Craftbeauty offers these women (between the ages of 18 and 40 years old) a chance to learn about silk weaving, tailoring, embroidery, fashion, and quality control, and pays almost double the Vietnamese national livable wage. In addition to giving them a source of income, a skill set, and a safe workplace, these positions help the women retain their dignity, self worth, and confidence.
This is small but perfect for travel, colors on site are exact.