Abuk Tote

AUD $59.00

In stock

The Abuk Tote by Twich Women’s Sewing Collective is named for the incredible woman behind the social enterprise, Abuk Bol. Lovingly crafted from recycled coffee bags (donated by one of Melbourne’s best cafes, Top Paddock), this handy tote will comfortably house your daily essentials plus a few extras such as a 13-inch MacBook. The Abuk Tote is finished with short, webbing handle straps for easy in-hand carry and two tassels for a pop of colour.

Abuk Bol epitomises strength, courage and resilience. In 1991 at age 14, Abuk was kidnapped in Sudan and released a year later not knowing where she was. She survived for three years in a camp before being rescued by her uncle. Unable to reunite with her parents due to raging war, and after several more years living as refugee in Egypt, Abuk settled in Melbourne in 2004. Through Twich Women’s Sewing Collective, Abuk – a mother of six (soon to be seven) – has fostered a safe, warm and welcoming environment for South Sudanese women to make clothes, crafts, and do alterations. In addition to this hands-on creating, the collective provides accredited training in sewing skills.

Global Sisters takes great pleasure in assisting Twich Women’s Sewing Collective with educational programs and connecting its members with opportunities to sell and promote their beautifully handmade crafts.

  • Recycled coffee bags
  • Cotton webbing
  • Natural nylon zipper
  • Cotton lining

Measurements:

42cm x 33cm

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TWICH Women’s Sewing Collective
Named for its members’ community in South Sudan, Twich Women’s Sewing Collective was formed in 2011. In 2012, recognising the potential for the group to serve as a place for South Sudanese women to not only gather and connect, but to develop marketable skills, Abuk Bol steered the collective to become a sewing business
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