Staying on top of fashion is demanding…dare I say, exhausting. With every season there are new designs, new trends, new items that you need in your wardrobe to stay current, and exclusive showings that cause envy among the fashion-conscious. You can spend thousands to stay on top of it all, but who is getting your money? Large design houses? Third-world sweatshops that employ children and have buildings collapse? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the money you paid flowed directly into the pockets of underserved artisans to help them improve their lives? With fair trade handbags from Dsenyo, you can look good and do good at the same time!
Dsenyo is fully committed to the principles of fair trade partnering with artisans in Africa and South America so they can earn a sustainable living. Many of these artisans have formed collaboratives working together to learn new skills, take on larger orders and grow their craft. You can buy these beautifully hand-crafted clutches, totes and handbags created in Malawi and Brazil. The women who produce these accessories use eco-friendly materials and vibrant colors; you will be sure to be noticed! The African textile designs featured on our bags and hand-dyed natural raffia fibers from Brazil make them even more unique in appearance.
Our line of colorful clutches come from Brazil and are hand-woven. The women who produce them are able to use their income to send their children to school, put food on the table and establish a better life for their families. The nice thing about our fair trade handbags is that they look great, will get compliments from others and make you feel good knowing that women and artisans are working their way out of poverty because of your purchase.
Dsenyo is the brainchild of Marissa Perry Saints, an artist who saw the need to help women artisans in poverty-stricken countries. She realized that, if she could create a market for their goods, she could help these women use their skills to improve their lives. By helping them earn a fair, local wage – often much higher than the local minimum wage – Marissa saw a way for well-to-do women to help impoverished women.
The company is rooted in ethical and fair trade practices. In addition, it emphasizes the importance of using environmentally-friendly materials since its producers have to live in villages in which they manufacture. You can rest assured that every time you purchase Dsenyo fair trade handbags your money supports socially responsible commerce and help improve lives in other countries.