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Earth Divas releases new line of designer handbags

on Friday,April 30,2010 22:04

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Sustainable fashion company Earth Divas has announced the launch of a new line of handbags, which is intended to go beyond the traditional mold of eco-friendly design.

The company's Modern Eco Handbag Collection features a variety of bag styles, including tote, hobo, satchel and flap. The bags are made of tightly hand-woven hemp fabric, which is designed to be durable, contoured and structured.

Each of the products are handcrafted by cottage industry producers and women living in co-ops in Kathmandu, Nepal. These artisans are paid 30 percent more than the average local wage, and will receive 100 percent of the profits from the sales of their creations. Consequently, individuals who use these bags will know that they are making a socially and environmentally responsible purchase.

The fair trade company, which also produces eco-friendly accessories, has been working on the handbag line for the past five years. The initial line includes spring and summer styles as well as a preview of the forthcoming fall and winter line.

These bags will be available for purchase in eco-clothing stores across the country, according to company officials.

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