Zane Travel Bag – Purple
Bright and uplifting, this gorgeous Clutch is handmade by our Sister Abuk from Twich Sewing Collective in Melbourne using woven traditional African printed cotton and recycled coffee bags donated by Melbourne’s premier coffee spot, Top Paddock. A stunning statement of individuality, the clutch features zip closure to keep your essentials – phone, keys and assorted bits and pieces – safe and secure.
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.
Fully lined, zip closure
Clutch: Width:24 | Height: 19
Cotton, recycled hessian
Your purchase promotes fair trade practices — creating opportunities for our Sisters and women to gain financial independence, supporting safe and empowering working conditions, ensuring the rights of children and respecting cultural identify and diversity. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Your purchase directly helps lift women and their families out of poverty creating a ripple effect that strengthens the economy, breaks unwanted cycles and creates a better world.
Global Sisters seeks to empower marginalized producers and women who are excluded from mainstream employment by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation.
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