Mel Vegan Clutch
100% handloomed cotton
Use it as a travel organizer, an elegant wristlet or as an everyday clutch. Handcrafted in small batches with 100% handloomed cotton and finished with a soft cotton lining. Features a zip closure and cotton wristlet strap
TECHNIQUE: MALABAR HANDLOOM
The cotton canvas used in this bag was made by the handloom weavers of the southwestern "Malabar" coast of India. The wooden looms here have been operating for over 500 years, producing traditional wear for men and women. This is also a low energy textile - no electricity is used in the entire process. Yarn is hand-spun, then hand-dyed and line-dried, and eventually hand-loomed.
Artisan Story & Social Imapact
Bloom & Give, founded by two Indian American entrepreneurs, is developing and creating handmade goods in an attempt to help girls in India go to school. The goal of the company is to use age-old techniques to create contemporary designs that can be enjoyed in everyday life by working with small co-ops that share their pursuit of excellence and quality and their belief in fair wages. Each purchase helps send girls in developing countries to school.