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The Catrinka Project: Handbags for Girls Education

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Fashion is a powerful force that allows us to showcase a bit of our personality without having to say a word. Fashion can also be connected to social good, and this Mother's Day we have a unique way for you all to get involved through Catrinka, a project that employs women to make bags to raise funds for girls education.

Through the 10x10 campaign, a year-long effort to use the power of storytelling to change minds and inspire action to support girls, the team at Catrinka decided to design and produce 10 unique bags in the 10 countries featured in the incredible film Girl Rising. Through this campaign they can then employ 10 women artisan groups, using textiles and materials local to each country - all in under 10 months so that our collection would be ready in time for the film's premiere. They were able to produce in 7 in 10 countries where they now need $10,000 to fund production in the three remaining countries where we have committed to employing women and educating girls - India, Peru, and Haiti. In fact, through this mission, you can help you educate "one of the 66 million girls not in school around the world" - thus helping with breaking the cycle of poverty.

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As a beautiful gift for Mother's Day all of the bags are handmade and support women in girls around the world. You can donate anywhere from $1 to $5,000 to help support this sustainable artisan company and what they offer women. This includes bags from Haiti, Ethiopia, India, Peru and Uganda (and more) with some favorites being the The Layla Pouch, The Zoe Clutch, and the cool Siba Clutch.

Inspired but can't donate? You can also like Catrinka on Facebook, host a trunk show, Email them to learn more or
attend or organize a screening of Girl Rising.

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