In a world of cheap, mass-produced goods, protecting craftsmen and women and saving the artifacts of artisanal heritage is more important than ever. Purse & Clutch are a socially conscious brand working closely with artisans in Guatemala and Ethiopia to produce authentically-designed purses and clutches that are made to last.
Choosing To Care
For Purse & Clutch, disrupting the current behavior of the fashion industry and breaking the cycle of poverty is at the heart of what they do. So, using Fair Trade and small batch production, they consider how work impacts people’s daily lives and strive to create an empowering situation in Guatemala where women are employed in skilled-work and can feed their families without having to work seven days a week. In Ethiopia, both men and women are stuck in poverty from unemployment, Purse & Clutch specifically designed their leather accessories to harness an Ethiopian speciality and create solid employment.
How Purse & Clutch Botanically Dyed and Hand-Loomed Bags Are Made
Supporting artisans in both of these countries, Purse & clutch offers the opportunity of secure longterm, fair employment to create their beautiful products. Designed in-house, the bags on paper are then sent to Guatemala and Ethiopia to be magically transformed into the real thing.
Our Mission: Providing Sustainable, Living Wage Jobs for Artisans in Ethiopia & Guatemala.
We Choose To Care How Things Are Made
Purse & Clutch is a socially conscious handbag brand working to break the cycle of poverty by connecting you to talented artisans in Guatemala, Mexico & Ethiopia.
Our mission is to help support sustainable, long-term employment for men & women with limited opportunities.
We know the names of the men & the women who are making our handbags. Our commitment to ethical fashion starts at the very beginning of the process & ends with you carrying the most beautiful bag in the room.
Our Fashion Starts Here
Good fashion is as much about the maker as it is about the finished product. It’s about art, about connection & about sustainability. By working directly with artisans in Guatemala, Mexico & Ethiopia, we provide thoughtfully designed & ethically made handbags to help end the cycle of poverty – to be a part of changing the fashion industry for good.
At Purse & Clutch, every purchase you make contributes to our mission supporting long-term employment for men & women in developing countries with limited opportunities. Our handbags are truly one of kind, slowly handcrafted by our dedicated artisans.