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Mesi Crossbody
Mesi Crossbody
Mesi Crossbody

Mesi Crossbody

$78.40
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Be on point with this crossbody bag plus you are providing artisans in Ethiopia an opportunity to earn an income. This bag is truly the perfect size, small and mighty offering plenty of room for all you tote around. 
 
Details:
  • 100% Genuine Leather 
  • 9" x 10"  2.5" Base
  • Purposefully made by HIV+ women in Ethiopia 
  • *Please note that there could be natural flaws in the leather or slight color variations.
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Where it's made

Where it's made

Ethiopia is an East African nation and has the lowest level of income-inequality in Africa and one of the lowest in the world. It is one of the poorest nations in the world, and its capital Addis Ababa is where we find stunning jewelry, handbags and other leather accessories all handcrafted by vulnerable women. We partner with artisan groups serving women overcoming extreme poverty as well as women infected with HIV/AIDS. Many products are up-cycled and repurposed out of bullet casings and other materials to create eco-friendly and beautiful products from past violence.
How it's made

How it's made

The Entoto Beth Artisan group began as a response to the influx of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Entoto region on the edge of Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. Their approach to lifting up the lives of vulnerable women includes income generation through the production of jewelry and leather goods. The jewelry carried at Fashion & Compassion is hand-crafted with "bullet beads", which are beads that have been spun from the bullets spent during the civil war in Ethiopia. In addition, artisans are offered literacy and math classes as well as a parent’s program focusing on nutrition and discipline. Bethlehem leads this artisan group with style and compassion.
Mesi Crossbody

Mesi Crossbody

$78.40