Girl's Mini Heart Purse - Blockprint
Made in the United States
by refugee women using vintage textiles
Show some love for your little one with this little heart-shaped bag. Handmade and hand-woven with recycled fabrics, it's just the right size. Each purchase supports female refugees at GAIA in the United States.
Girl's Mini Purse - Blockprint | Fair Trade | The Little Market
As with all handmade items, no two pieces are the same. Variations in size, color, and design will occur.
- Approximately 7" wide x 7" tall; 15" strap
- Care instructions: Spot clean fabric.
- As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
GAIA’s mission is to empower marginalized refugee women living in Dallas, Texas through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success here in the US The refugee women transform vintage and artisan-made textiles into home and and personal accessories, with a focus on sustainability and quality design. Through a living wage and continued training and development, GAIA’s goal is to help lead these resilient women to financial independence and self-sufficiency.
Female refugees working with GAIA in Dallas, Texas sew bags, pouches, and accessories as they rebuild their lives in the United States. While some of the women have had previous sewing skills, others have an opportunity to engage in training to create these pieces while working with different textiles. Many of the women have the flexibility to sew from home using smaller machines, which allows them to also take care of their children and household responsibilities on a flexible schedule. Most of the vintage and recycled textiles come from around the world, such as Africa, Guatemala, Mexico, and Thailand. GAIA supports female refugees and actively advocates for their rights.
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