April 29, 2010
When it comes to traditional eco-friendly handbags, most people automatically think of the poor quality, bright colored, hippie-style cotton sling bags that are so popular on college campuses these days. Contemporary, classic style handbags made of sustainable materials just didn’t exist, until now.
Today Earth Divas announces the launch of its Modern Eco Handbag Collection , a unique and enduring style that re-defines sustainable fashion. The line incorporates detailed Eastern hand-loom fabrics and stitching with contemporary Western designs and styles. Styles include hobo, tote, satchel and flap bags, and the initial line release includes spring/summer styles with a pre-view of the fall/winter collection.
All Earth Divas handbags are hand-crafted by cottage industry producers and working women's co-ops in Kathmandu, Nepal. The fair trade esthetic transcends traditional fashion values, creating a powerful sense of purpose and meaning. Earth Divas pays each artisan a minimum of 30% over the local wage rate and returns 100% of company profits to the artisans.
The Modern Eco Handbag Collection has taken over five years to develop, and the end result is a beautiful and unique line made to rigorous quality standards. The base material is a tightly hand-woven hemp fabric that is durable, contoured and structured.
Earth Divas is a fair trade company that designs and produces a wide range of unique fair trade handbags and accessories in cooperation with several women-owned suppliers in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Earth Divas line is carried in eco-clothing boutiques throughout the USA, and is available online at EarthDivas.com. Retail stores may register for wholesale pricing at EarthDivas.com