Fig Velvet Metallic Star Cosmetic Bag
Fig Velvet Metallic Star Cosmetic Bag
Fig Velvet Metallic Star Cosmetic Bag

Fig Velvet Metallic Star Cosmetic Bag

Regular price£16.50
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This spacious fig coloured cosmetic bag is made from super soft silk velvet and features a stylish metallic faux leather star motif.

Key features include:-

Coloured zip fastener with beaded ball detail
Flat bottom
Metallic fabric lining

Hand made by skilled artisans through a fair trade project in Vietnam.

Approximate 24.5cm wide x 18cm deep.

Lua visit their suppliers in Vietnam twice a year and therefore see themselves that they pay a full and fair price for their products. Prices are agreed in discussion with their Vietnamese partners who, in turn, ensure a fair wage and good working conditions for their workers. They are also confident that no young children are involved in the manufacture of their products. Lua have purposefully avoided a ‘designer’ image and price tag for their products and have always tried to balance a sustainable income for the workers with an affordably priced product for the retailer.

All Lua pieces are hand-made by women working in small villages either in small, clean, safe workshops or at home so that they can work according to their own and their families’ needs. Many workers come from rural rice farming communities where poverty is widespread. Working with Lua enables them to combine their farming obligations with a valuable additional source of income. The work is flexible so they are able to learn new tailoring skills and continue with their education if required and are also able to have time off for family commitments. Training is provided on the job in the workshop for the first two years to develop skills and experience. Higher rates are paid to the women who progress to more skilled work such as pattern cutting and embroidery. The workers are paid sick leave and health insurance is provided for older workers. Bonuses are paid after each season and, in summer, a holiday to the beach is organised for all the workers and their families. The regular work provided enables women from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their families’ living conditions and to send their children to higher education.

Since 2010, Lua are proud to have given a proportion of their income to the work of the Kianh Foundation, a small grass-roots charity based in the UK which addresses the drastic need for improved health and education services for disabled children and adults living in the Quang Nam province of Central Vietnam – an area heavily bombed during the war. Lua sponsors the education and daily care of Ouy, a 12 year boy with Cerebral Palsy who attends the Dien Ban Day Centre. Ouy is now able to spend time with his friends there, is talking more clearly and his confidence is growing.

Lua is a family-run business in Warwickshire working in partnership with young entrepreneurs in Vietnam. Lua products are designed in the UK and then brought to life through the talents and resourcefulness of Vietnamese artisans with an emphasis on beautiful fabrics - silks, hemps, plush velvets and funky printed cottons in spots, stripes and florals.

Lua visit their suppliers in Vietnam twice a year and therefore see themselves that they pay a full and fair price for their products. Prices are agreed in discussion with their Vietnamese partners who, in turn, ensure a fair wage and good working conditions for their workers. They are also confident that no young children are involved in the manufacture of their products. Lua have purposefully avoided a ‘designer’ image and price tag for their products and have always tried to balance a sustainable income for the workers with an affordably priced product for the retailer.

The women who make the bags and purses work in small villages either in small, clean, safe workshops or at home so that they can work according to their own and their families’ needs. Many workers come from rural rice farming communities where poverty is widespread. Working with Lua enables them to combine their farming obligations with a valuable additional source of income. The work is flexible and they are also able to have time off for family commitments. Training is provided on the job in the workshop for the first two years to develop skills and experience. Higher rates are paid to the women who progress to more skilled work such as pattern cutting and embroidery. The workers are paid sick leave and health insurance is provided for older workers. Bonuses are paid after each season and, in summer, a holiday to the beach is organised for all the workers and their families.

Since 2010, Lua are proud to have given a proportion of their income to the work of the Kianh Foundation, a small grass-roots charity based in the UK which addresses the drastic need for improved health and education services for disabled children and adults living in the Quang Nam province of Central Vietnam – an area heavily bombed during the war. Lua sponsors the education and daily care of Ouy, a 12 year boy with Cerebral Palsy who attends the Dien Ban Day Centre. Ouy is now able to spend time with his friends there, is talking more clearly and his confidence is growing.

Outer: 82% viscose, 18% silk. Motif: metallic faux leather. Lining: 51% polyester, 49% nylon. Not suitable for vegans.

We offer delivery to the UK only* with the following delivery options:


ROYAL MAIL TRACKED '48' £2.95

This is our standard delivery option (that is free for orders over £30). You will receive a tracking number by text/email. Orders received by 9am weekdays will be sent out the same day, and will usually be delivered two days later (including Saturdays).

ROYAL MAIL TRACKED '24' £4.50

Orders received by 9am weekdays will be sent out the same day, and will usually be delivered the next day (including Saturdays).

DHL EXPRESS NEXT DAY  £7.50

Order by 11am weekdays for express delivery. Orders placed after 11am will be dispatched the next working day. Delivery by DHL courier using their express next day service. Deliveries will be made Monday-Friday and a signature will be required on receipt. DHL will be in touch with you directly once your parcel is collected from us with your tracking number.

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS

If you include a specific delivery instruction with your order (for example nominating a place for the parcel to be left if you are not at home) then we will attach a note with this information to the front of your parcel if it is being sent by Royal Mail. Please note that this is at your own risk and we will not be responsible if the parcel is left as requested but for some reason is then not received by you.

GREEN TULIP PROMISE

  • All parcels are sent the next working day (Mon-Fri) following you placing your order, or same day for most orders placed before 11am.
  • All of our parcels are of course sent with plastic free packaging. The only time when you might receive a little plastic in your parcel is if the product you choose has come into us with protective packaging such as shrink that (although we are always encouraging our suppliers to look for better, plastic free solutions).
  • Our team take a lot of care with each and every order we receive - that's one of the best things about dealing with a small business! You can see a bit more about how we pack your orders here.
  • We hope you will be pleased with your purchase, however should you wish to return anything bought from us, we will be happy to refund or exchange a product provided it is in a fully resalable condition. Returns should be sent back to us within one month of the date of purchase, in their original, undamaged packaging. Please email us for more details.

  • Your emails come straight into Cat, our friendly team member who usually reply within a couple of hours. She is at her desk Monday - Friday 9am-3pm.

*excluding Jersey & Guernsey due to required customs documentation.

BRAND STORY

LUA

Lua sprang to life in 2000 when founders Emma and Eugene left their accountancy jobs at The British Council and headed off on a life-changing year around the world. Arriving in Vietnam, they were deeply impressed by the skills of the local artisans producing clothing and accessories there.

Handmade in Vietnam

All Lua pieces are handmade by women working in clean, safe workshops or at home so they can work according to their families’ needs. Poverty is widespread and working with Lua enables them to combine any farming obligations with a valuable additional source of income.

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Since 2018 Lua has supported the work of Rewilding Britain which aims to return large swathes of the UK to its natural state, encouraging the return of wildlife and tackling the extinction crisis. Many of Lua's designs reflect this, featuring flora and wildlife largely of the UK.


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