We here at rHope are so happy to have worked with Fair Trade LA to create customized, stylish jute bags for them. Partnering with Fair Trade LA was synergistic since we are both about empowering artisans and consumers to purchase products made using fair trade practices.
These bags are double sided. One side has the Fair Trade LA logo and the back has the message “Choose Fair Trade LA Join the Movement”. The bags are eco-friendly, vegan and sustainable. The bags are made from an organic fiber that is natural and biodegradable.
You can pick up one of these snazzy functional bags at the Fair Trade LA Booth at the Green Festival at the Convention Center Sept 12-14, 2014.
Here you can see the women from our partner organization Chhoti Si Asha making the bags. They had a great time and were happy to earn money to support their families. The women we work with are impoverished and live in slums in India. Most are uneducated and have less access to paid opportunities. Orders and purchases like these, help the women and their families raise their standard of living in a holistic way through skill training, income generation, financial management, access to health care, and education for them and their families.
Thanks to Fair Trade LA for this order. We hope all of us together, can empower women, enrich the lives of those struggling in poverty and offer hope. We look forward to seeing you this weekend at the Fair Trade LA booth at the Green Festival!