Sari Zippered Pouch
Fashionable pick-stitch quilting gives this functional zippered pouch texture. Each pouch is handmade from recycled sari fabric in eye-catching colors.
The women artisans of ConneXions in Kolkata, India, are able to earn an income with dignity as they make these unique accessories.
The sari colors on each pouch vary, but all pouches are lined with black fabric. Measures 4.13-by-5.11-by-1.57 inches.
About this Artisan
In cities such as Kolkata (Calcutta), India, many women live in traditional patriarchal communities and are not allowed to work outside their homes. ConneXions offers these women the opportunity to collect the raw materials for their quilts and scarves and take them home to produce. This opportunity to work from home and earn a living wage opens the door to economic empowerment for the artisans. With the income received through their employment with ConneXions, the artisans are able to increase the educational opportunities for their children (especially their daughters) as well as help their families survive setbacks, particularly when illness or unemployment strikes.