Apolis Market Tote
The worry-free go-along for daily errands. This large tote features a soft leather handles, a tough and spill-proof inner lining, and a chic look that's sure to turn heads.
Did you know that your purchase helps break a poverty cycle? The mothers who handcraft your bag receive Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund to help them achieve their dreams thanks to the Bangladesh Project.
Location: Saidpur, Bangladesh
Factory Code: BAN-LAT33.7099/LON90.4071
What's the story behind the factory? Following the 1971 war that established Bangladesh and brought with it poverty and disease, Saidpur Enterprises began in 1976 as a project to help the mothers of malnourished children with employment producing jute handicrafts and now supports artisans selling for a larger fair trade export market. They also provide literary classes, training on nutrition, women's legal rights, educational awareness and finance.