Ishi-istas, are you in the market for some non-vest summer gifts? You're in luck!
Visit our friends at Shopanthropic.com and use the discount code "ISHIVEST" to get 10% off their ethical fashion jewelry, scarves, clutches, & gifts this month.
Shopanthropic just introduced the newest pieces of their Silk & Coco collection – handmade eco-friendly jute envelope clutches from Bangladesh. Available in 2 unique designs, these clutches are not only fashion-forward, but they are also ethically-made. Woot!
What's jute? Glad you asked!
Jute is a natural, highly affordable, versatile, biodegradable, and renewable fibre. It's known to have characteristics such as high intensity, long durability, fire and heat resistance, and silky luster & texture. Even better? The black & white chevron jute fabric has been custom-designed and hand-woven by Bangladeshi artisans.
This clutch is made by a group of underprivileged women artisans in Bangladesh who have overcome many adversities to thrive:
According to Shopanthropic:
Each artisan has a story of destitution and resilience, such as that of Jarna Das. Due to financial hardships, 26-year-old Jarna was not able to continue her schooling after grade 5. Since childhood, her mother and sister were involved in sewing jute bags and Jarna learned these skills from them. Now she is financially supporting her family of 8, alongside her mother and sister. Her story, like many others, makes the production of these products even more important and rewarding.
We heart this -- meet the artisans who weave the chevron fabric and stitch the clutches: