You guys! My new dress and my new lens are here! I am so excited!I was so excited that I fell into my closet and randomly grabbed whatever to wear...Either that or I'm trying my hand at pattern mixing. I used to think stripes and florals were a bit of a stretch for me, but whoa! Today I'm sporting two types of chevron, floral, and leopard. You might be a style blogger if...date: 29 Nov 2011 | occasion: errandsdress: Edge of Urge (USA made) | jacket: c/o Francesca's Collection (USA made) | vintage belt: Thrift Town | clutch: c/o Purse & Clutch (fair trade, handmade) | shoes: c/o Lulu*s
I love this little clutch so much. It's the perfect size to throw in my diaper bag and pull out to take along when I don't feel like lugging the entire diaper bag inside.
Better than that, it's a bag with a whole lot of heart behind it. Purse and Clutch is owned by my new friend Jen, and I'm so pleased to introduce this little company to you. From their company profile:
"The mission of Purse & Clutch is to partner with local economies to create dignified, living wage jobs for those in need. We place a high value on relationships, generosity, beauty, and intentionality, and use these values as decisions filters.
We purchase our products from JOYN, a fair trade, wholesale company with a vision to connect the poor with Western markets.
They provide the people of Dehradun, India, the opportunity to work in a great environment and provide for their families. The employees of JOYN take the time to know, understand, and love those with whom they work.
They work with the local economy, instead of against it, which discourages dependence on outside aid that can only be a temporary source of help. JOYN chooses to employ many who would otherwise be unable to find work: men and women with severe health issues, women who have been domestically abused, and youth who are breaking family cycles and choosing employment over begging.
JOYN employees card and spin fabric from 100% organic cotton and then weave it together by hand. Designs are then added through the ancient Indian art of hand-carved wooden block printing."
I'm especially pleased to offer one lucky Adored Austin reader her choice of bag from Purse and Clutch.
styles pictured: virtuous v handle purse | lovely leaf clutch | lovely leaf purse | classy circle handle purse
edit: form removed. contest period over.
When you get a chance please check out this wonderful new company: Purse & Clutch's shop | Facebook | Twitter
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