Big Trend – Fair Trade Patterned Handbags
As most of us prepare to shed our winter layers as the seasons change, women are getting ready to store their dark and muted color handbags to more fun and bold colors. Thankfully, fair trade and fashionable handbags in the hottest patterns and styles are abundant this season. Here are just a few of our current favorites:
For those of us who like a little structure and style to our bag, this Dsenyo bag gives you the best of both worlds.
Featuring a bell and yolk shape, the style allows a generous interior while still giving the bag a sense of structure and style with the six pleats on either side. The African wax-print textile gives the bag instant color while the 100% organic cotton canvas support and hemp herringbone trim temper what may otherwise be a bit too much color for this bag.
Snag it now as it’s on sale for just $95 at Shop Metro Now.
The Zambian Chitenge Sling Bag is handmade by women in Zambia and available through Bridge for Africa. This sling bag style comes in a host of various African printed designs on the exterior with a solid interior (which makes it a whole lot easier to find your wallet!). And at $18, it’s a fun and easy way to add a lot of color without a lot of money.
Trade As One’s Dulce Bag is handmade in Guatemala and both casual and spacious, always a bonus for those of us who seem to carry more than we need to.
The women designers behind Mata Traders never disappoint us when it comes to fashionable fair trade apparel and accessories and this sophisticated block print designed handbag is no exception. We love the intricate sparrow applique and are even more impressed that it’s large enough to fit a laptop computer. Three large interior pockets and a zipper closure makes it easy to stay organized and in style at the same time.
And when the day calls for a more structured bag or you want to step it up a notch, the Savannah Leather Shopper Tote from Nkuku is both stylish and practical. Made by a cooperative of 40 families in Rajasthan, India, the bag was dyed using extracts of tree barks and plants.
Find it at Greenheart.
What are some of the bags you’ve been coveting lately?