Navy Velvet Dragonfly Coin Purse
Navy Velvet Dragonfly Coin Purse
Navy Velvet Dragonfly Coin Purse
Navy Velvet Dragonfly Coin Purse

Navy Velvet Dragonfly Coin Purse

Regular price£12.00
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Super soft navy silk velvet purse featuring a lovely embroidered dragonfly motif. Ideal for coins and cards, it is made in a fair trade project in Vietnam and is fully lined with a pretty beaded ball zip fastening.

Approximately 15cm wide x 11cm deep.
Tell Me More

This dark navy coin purse is made from super soft silk velvet and features an elegant dragonfly motif hand-embroidered with metallic thread.

Key features include:-

Coloured zip fastener with beaded ball detail
Metallic satin fabric lining

Approximately 15.5cm wide x 11cm deep.

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

Lua visits its suppliers in Vietnam twice a year and sees for itself that a full and fair price is paid 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.

Most Lua pieces are hand-made by women working in a small, light workshop on the outskirts of Hanoi or at home so that they can work around family commitments. 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 enabling them to learn new tailoring skills and continue with their education if required, and also 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.

 

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Workshop D


About the Brand

Lua is an independent, 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, wool blends, plush velvets and funky printed cottons in spots and florals.

The brand is very proud to support the pioneering UK organisation, Rewilding Britain which aims to rewild large swathes of the UK to its natural state, reversing the loss of biodiversity and reconnecting people with nature. 10% of Lua's profits on key ranges each season is donated to Rewilding Britain.

Lua has also supported a Vietnam based charity Save Vietnam Wildlife (SVW), an organisation founded to prevent the extinction of critically endangered wildlife from illegal wildlife trading and loss of habitat. The current situation in Vietnam is declining rapidly. SVW is actively engaged in supporting the confiscation of wildlife from illegal trade, rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing animals into suitable and secured habitats that support conservation of wild populations.

Since 2010, Lua has 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 sponsored the education and daily care of a boy with Cerebral Palsy who attended the Dien Ban Day Centre for 5 years. They currently sponsor the needs of a teenage boy who has some developmental difficulties having never spoken his whole life before joining the school a few years ago. When he first joined the programme, he had no confidence and was completely unresponsive. After 6 months on the programme, he began quietly speaking for the first time. He is a shy, capable and charming boy with great mental arithmetic skills. Just recently, he has won a school prize for his hard work. As part of his vocational training, he is even running the school coffee shop and mini mart and his confidence is continuing to increase daily.

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.

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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