This bright, cheerful bag will brighten up any outing. The Lalita Tote is lightweight and comfortable to carry.
- 100% Cotton
- Magnetic closure
- Plastic bead accents
- Size: 13" h x 19" w x 5.5" g
- Handcrafted in India
Impact: Each bag provides 1 day of fair work to women in India. The sale of each bag will provide a day of life skills mentoring for adolescent indigenous girls through the Catrinka Girls Project.
The woman behind the bag (updated 2014/15):
We work with a workshop in New Delhi to construct and assemble our Indian collection, using market fabrics. The workshop we partnered with is woman-owned and was established in 1996 with the motive of reviving the dying arts of India and providing regular work to home workers. The workshop’s directors also
run and fund a girls' school that offers free tuition and midday meals. Lalita (pictured) has worked in the workshop for two years. She has five children: three girls, one of whom stays at home with her children, another works with her in the workshop, and a third is in school. One of her boys is in school and the other works in a garment manufacturing company.
Acknowledgments: Product photography by Rich Begany Photography. Model Megan Butterworth.
Catrinka is out to empower women and girls at every step. Their beautiful bags and accessories are ethically-made by women around the world who are receiving fair wages. These women use traditional artisan techniques from their cultures and utilize sustainable, locally-sourced materials to further lift up their local economies. A portion of proceeds is then invested in education and mentoring for adolescent girls in the places where the products are made. To date, Catrinka has provided 55,00 days of education for girls and more than 2,500 days of fair work for women in 16 countries!
Catrinka accepts returns of unused products with original packaging and tags, within 30 days of purchase. Free returns for all shoe purchases. For all other purchases, they will send you a return label to use and will deduct the cost of the label from your refund. They will cover the outbound shipping cost for any exchange.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a return or exchange.