The perfect clutch & wristlet that easily goes from every day carry to a night out! Big enough to hold all your essentials – keys, wallet, phone, lip balm, and more. Handcrafted in small batches with 100% handloomed cotton and finished with a soft cotton lining. More than the gorgeous aesthetic we love that 10% of the sales go to support the education of girls & women in India where the fabric is made.
- Zip Closure
- Detachable cotton wristlet strap
- Interior open pocket
- Dimensions: 8” H x 11” W
- Material: Malabar Handloomed Cotton
- The Mel wristlet is made using cotton canvas made by the handloom weavers of the southwestern "Malabar" coast of India. The wooden looms in the area have been operating for over 500 years, producing traditional wear for men and women. Yarn is hand-spun, then hand-dyed and line-dried, and eventually hand-loomed. No electricity is used in the entire process making it a low impact textile!
Bloom & Give are deeply invested in their artisan communities & co-ops. They thoroughly vet all our suppliers and visit them several times a year, paying special attention to these areas: safe working conditions, exclusion of child labor, fair wages, non-discrimination, freedom of employment, and right to an association (union). They only work with suppliers that demonstrate pride in the quality of their work, and share their views on societal and workplace behavior.
As a brand they also donate 10% of all sales to programs that send girls to school in rural India. In the developing world, education is the best way for women & girls to escape a vicious cycle of childhood marriage, pre-teen pregnancy and domestic abuse. When she goes to school, she lives a healthier life, earns more, and makes her community stronger. Educated girls like her are crucial to erasing global poverty and minimizing conflict, and the world needs them now, more than ever! Each quarter, Bloom & Give seeks out worthy projects and partners to invest in. These are typically highly effective local non-profit organizations or innovative schools or in rare cases, a single inspiring individual that's re-shaping the entire community through sheer will and passionate belief.