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Cross-body Purse: Rudo Purple Rings

Cross-body Purse: Rudo Purple Rings

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$18.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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Description

This beautiful bag is handmade by the Lethabo Sewing and Training Center staff. Hilda, Hellen, Maria, and Francina live in rural Limpopo, South Africa, where female unemployment reaches 60-70%. Because of the work Blessman International did in creating the sewing center, these four women have a job that empowers them, a safe work environment, and a regular paycheck that allows them to support their families. (Read more about the ladies at our www.blessmaninternational.org)

This classic cross-body bag is a traditional favorite. The long strap (44”) allows for easy carrying. At 9” tall and 13.5” wide, this purse is the perfect size to hold the essentials without being bulky or heavy. The bag is fully lined in black material. The flap folds over and has a button-hole closure.

All materials are authentic African; fabrics are made in South Africa or Nigeria and are purchased at a local market.

All products ship from our U.S. office in Iowa.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(7)
  • Pierced Treasures Oct 6, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    So many compliments and great quality!
    Yellow Twiza Bag
  • Pierced Treasures Aug 15, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
    I purchased a total of 3 bags and also received a thoughtful gesture from the shop. I literally screamed when I opened my package. With so much disheartening things going on in the world, this really made my day! Communication with the shop has been very easy and I am a huge fan of the mission and the creative output of the ladies!
    Cross-body Purse: Rudo Tan and Navy
  • Pierced Treasures Aug 15, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
    Shipping was very fast and I am more than happy with all the items I received. I even decided to give a bag (that I originally purchased for myself) as a gift and the recipient was floored. Thought it was the best thing ever!! Not a day has gone by that I haven’t shared this shop with a friend or co-worker. You guys are great!
    Messenger Bag: Maria Pink and Green Floral
  • Pierced Treasures Aug 15, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
    I am super impressed with the construction and quality of these bags. The unique fabric and design of the bag really caught my eye. I was even more pleased when I received the bag!! I am definitely keeping this shop in mind for holiday shopping and I am telling everyone I know about these fabulously unique items. I also appreciate that I am able to support the mission in South Africa and think this is a beautiful outlet for the women to gain skills. Please let them know that I adore their craftsmanship and to keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see what they create next.
    Tote Bag: Pela Yellow Burlap

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