Handwoven seagrass and organic cotton are combined to create a lovely and practical pouch. Use as a cosmetic case or a clutch, the materials complement each other so well and the screen print design is fun and fashion forward. We love how this fair trade style takes advantage of the fun basket bag trend and is another great example of how ethical accessories can be practical and fashionable.
Malia Designs works with three fair trade producer groups in Cambodia. Each independent group is women-led, has their own social mission, and each is organized a bit differently. We have worked with two of the three groups since our very early days, and watching them succeed and grow has been an amazing experience.
Each artisan group employs both men and women, though women make up the majority by a large percentage. Our artisans span a wide range of ages, backgrounds, education levels, and life experiences. Some grew up in the countryside and some in the city slums. The one thing that they all have in common is the desire to create a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. When you purchase Malia, you help create life-changing and sustainable employment for over 300 individuals!