It surprises me that none of us PurseBloggers have written about the Feed 2 Kenya Feed Bag in some capacity yet – if a purse can do good, and buying it can help people and also give us warm fuzzies, then isn’t that a de facto awesome bag? I kind of think so.
Not only is this bag made in Kenya by local women, but the purchase of a single bag would feed two Kenyan children for an entire year. Plus, it’s pretty cute, way more luxurious than it appears to be at first look, and totally functional.
The bags are indeed made out of burlap feed bags, but they’re hand-beaded and lined in traditional Kenyan printed fabric. Go ahead, try and find a hand-beaded, lined bag from a regular brand for under $200. With leather handles. I don’t think it can be done.
And even if it could be, those bags probably wouldn’t be feeding poor children for a full year, employing their mothers, and raising awareness about the problem so that others can also contribute. Oh, and of course, you get to carry an interesting, conversation-starting bag in the process. Seems like an unbeatable deal to me. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $195.