Have you gotten something in the mail that you immediately love so much that you drop everything and put it on?
That's what happened when my Better Life Bag arrived.
I'm so impressed by Rebecca's business. In her words, there are two focuses of Better Life Bags.
"Better Life Bags has two purposes.
- Involve my customers in the design process. Each bag is designed by you! I have basic styles that are customized further by your choice of fabric and add-on options. Each bag is unique and essentially one of a kind!
- Give back to those in need. We started by loaning 10% of every purchase to low income entrepreneurs in developing countries through Kiva and were able to loan over $2,000 to the people you see here. Incredible. NOW, we hire first generation immigrant women in our community who otherwise could not work outside the home. We rent them a sewing machine and tools while teaching them a skill set that allows them to become a primary or secondary provider in their families. Each bag is lovingly made with their hands and each purchase gives respect and dignity to their lives."
After I received my bag, Rebecca and I e-mailed back and forth and she mentioned that the woman who made my bag took her earnings and bought beds for her children, who were sleeping on mattresses on the floor.
I was speechless. And so grateful for the opportunity to help someone that I'll never meet provide beds for her children.
And I'm reminded of it every time I wear this bag, the "Molly".
It's the perfect mix of neutrals and pattern to go with nearly any outfit. And the size is perfect for a crossbody bag.
If you are in the market for a crossbody like mine, or a small pouch or a e-reader case, or practically anything, check out Better Life Bags. You get to customize it so it's perfectly tailored to what your preferences. How often is that an option when you are shopping for something?