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This range of bags have been designed in Notting Hill and handmade by women in Bangladesh. No two bags are exactly the same. They are playful, stylish, strong and easy to travel with.
This beautiful and playful hand-crafted jute bag collection from The Jacksons is a joyous outcome of the design collaboration between Louise Jackson and the skilful handicraft workers of south-west Bangladesh. These bags are made entirely from locally grown jute and have minimal environmental impact. The vibrant colours reflect colours in the local Bangladesh community, from earthy reds to electric pink and apple green. This plant based product is skilfully woven to make bags that are light, flexible and durable.
Income earned from this project has already empowered local women in this region of Bangladesh, improving access to health and education. The Jacksons have grown from a workforce of less than 100 women to over 3000 artisans in south-west Bangladesh, an area where there are few job opportunities for them. All of these teams are predominantly made up of women who are paid directly giving them independence and status, empowering them to make decisions within the family. A large percentage are now educating their daughters up to sixth form and some are going to university. This was impossible only six years ago when The Jacksons started on their collaboration, and Louise visits regularly to see at first hand the real benefits the bag business has brought to the community.
This spacious jute bag comes in aqua blue and is an ideal gift for a sand, surf and sea loving chic.
Length 44cm, width 10cm, height 42cm, handle drop 16cm.