This fair trade cross body bag by Lua is compact and easy to wear - a great choice for those who prefer a simple, fuss-free bag for everyday essentials. Features interior zip pocket and detachable shoulder strap.
Why we love it
Great quality fabrics - produced using plush cotton velvet and thick sturdy canvas
Handmade through a fair trade project in Vietnam bringing flexible employment to disadvantaged women
Designed by a small, family-run business in Warwickshire
Great for every day use, this smart and practical bag is reinforced inside to maintain its shape and stability. It has an adjustable canvas cross-body strap which is also detachable, and features coloured zip fastening with ribbon detail. It's fully-lined in a metallic satin fabric with interior zip pocket.
Spot clean only. Approximately 23.5cm wide x 17cm deep. Strap measures approximately 125cm long when fully extended.
Designed in the UK and hand made by skilled artisans through a women's fair trade project in Vietnam.
The regular work provided enables women from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their families’ living conditions and send their children to higher education. The work is also flexible, enabling them to learn new tailoring skills whilst continuing with their education if required.
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.
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.