A well-made, fresh take on the classic fabric bucket tote! Hemmed in by two stripes for a little sophisticated fun, the bag also includes and internal zip pocket and functional leather straps.
- Material: Hand loomed Cotton Canvas
- Leather Strap Drop 10"
- Inner Zip Pocket
- Dimensions: 19”W x 14”H
- Cotton canvas used in this bag was made by the hand loom weavers of the southwestern Malabar coast of India. The wooden looms there have been operating for over 500 years, producing traditional wear. This is a sustainable and low energy textile - no electricity is used in the entire process. Then yarn is hand-spun, hand-dyed and line-dried, and eventually hand-loomed.
Bloom & Give are deeply invested in their artisan communities & co-ops. They thoroughly vet all their 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.