I bought the coolest bag ever from my new friend Ruth. She has an organization Reloop Designs that produces these beautiful bags out of basic trash. The plastic bags we so quickly discard are turned into masterpieces by the disabled in Cambodia. She also pays them fair trade wages! Here’s info on them from their website.
Reloop Designs are handmade from hygienically processed recycled plastic bags collected from the fields and waterways of Kampot, Cambodia. Every element in the creation of these products is helping improve livelihoods by providing fair-wage income through bag collection, yarn production, teaching skills and environmental clean-up. Each item is unique in coloring and patina, reflecting the nuances of weathered plastic..
So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE support them. So eat at home and skip that lavish expensive dinner one night so you can buy yourself a beautiful and fashionable bag, belt, bowl or pin from them. The prices are very reasonable. You’ll not only adding a wonderful piece to your home or outfit but also be helping a Cambodian family learn a life skill of crochet and help them to feed their family. You’ll also be recycling and protecting the environment. And you’ll also be gaining more karma points which in the end is the most important.nable development.