Canvas Toiletry Bag - Black
Made in Kenya
by artisans preserving techniques
Strong and sturdy, this bag is ideal for storing a variety of utilities. Created with natural leather, brass, and canvas, this spacious bag will accommodate goods in a safe place. Every purchase empowers makers at Meyelo in Kenya.
Utility Bag | Fair Trade | The Little Market
- Approximately 11" wide x 7.75" tall
- Materials: canvas, natural leather, brass
- Care instructions: Spot clean with water and light detergent
- As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
Meyelo is committed to empowering artisans with sustainable income through their craft. Their long term investment in helping others is the foundation of their business model. By investing in small businesses in developing countries it brings about social and economic change. Every purchase provides artisans in Kenya with a source of fair trade income, support for their community, and a global platform for their work. Many skilled artisans have limited access to education and economic opportunity. Meyelo provides training programs in business practices to ensure the understanding of the global market. Meyelo works with Maasai villages to provide access to education, water, farming co-ops and medical needs. Every purchase supports their 80 artisan partners, their families, and their communities. By creating sustainable programs Meyelo empowers women, girls and their communities.
Kenya has a population of more than 35 million people comprising of 42 ethnic groups, each with its own language and culture, as well as Asian, Arab and European Communities, which makes for a fascinating mix of traditions and cultures. Kenya’s multifaceted culture is expressed in different forms, from its people and language, food, music and dance, art, artifacts, theatre and literature to its ethnic values and ethical norms.
Kenya is among the world’s 30 poorest countries, ranking 145 out of 185 countries on the 2012 Human Development Index, and more than one-half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than US $1 a day. Years of drought in this region have had a serious impact on the well-being of children, increasing malnutrition rates, morbidity and mortality.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.