Some will use it for a beach vibe but I say, use it as a conscious style vibe! I believe that every great outfit starts with the perfect handbag and I couldn't have been more excited when Songa Designs International sent me one of their Jacqueline Handbags which embodies nothing short of a beautifully designed fashion statement. Yes! We all know by now my undeniable love to not say "obsession" of anything handbags, clutches, purses or whatever that will allow me to carry all my prized possessions and then some... so, at first glance, I was pleased of how spacious the inside of this handbag was. Let's not forget the intricate handwoven details of the Jacqueline handbag which will make you appreciate even more all the hard work and time these skilled craft women artisans has put into each one of them to bring you eco-friendly and fashionable accessory pieces that will be a must in your ethical collection.
Click here to read my interview with Songa Designs International founder.
Defined as “the path forward” in Swahili, Songa Design International is a socially conscious lifestyle brand based in Rwanda with a community of extraordinary women cooperative who creates exceptional handmade jewelry accessories and ethically made woven handbags. Celebrating the empowerment of talented rural artisans around the world, Songa Designs mission is simple: create jobs for skilled women in under-resourced countries so they can earn their way to economic independence.
Each handbag is handcrafted in Rwanda with high quality materials inspired by nature such as: banana leaf fiber, sisal plant, pewter, re-purposed cow horn, paper beads and more. It usually takes 3 to 5 days for these creative women to design a piece and once they do, it's as unique as the artisan who created it.
Songa Designs products are made using carefully selected natural materials that are locally sourced and eco-friendly such as the banana leaves & repurposed cow horns that were used to create the Jacqueline Handbag which would otherwise end up in landfills.
Length: 15"L x 6"W x 10"H / Handles 5.5"H
Weight: 1.2 lbs
Inside is lined with brown fabric with one side pocket.
My Final Thoughts:
What I love about the Jacqueline Handbag apart from the overall aesthetics is the story behind it and how it increases the confidence and self-worth of many women artisans in Rwanda and provides a better life for themselves and their families. The material is lightweight, strong and durable so far (as I've been only using it since a couple of weeks now). Of course, this handbag is not ideal for every day use (specially in winter time) but nonetheless the Jacqueline Handbag is sure to get you noticed wherever you'll go. With an interior side compartment big enough to welcome your iPhone what else can you ask for? Maybe, in my case, a top closure of some sort because I'm clumsy and half of my stuff would be lost but that's just me. Show off your ethical fashion style with this environmentally-friendly bold and stunning Jacqueline Handbag.
Get all your fave Songa Designs handbags and/or accessories directly on their website at: www.songadesigns.com
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