I love it when I can buy a cute handbag and support a good cause in one fell swoop, and I love it even more when that handbag comes from a charity that supports women in particular. It just seems so appropriate – a product made by women, for the enjoyment of women, that not only benefits those that use it, but also those made it.

Like the Feed 2 Kenya Bag that we talked about not too long ago, the Kate Spade Hand in Hand Raffia Tote is also the work product of women in disadvantaged parts of the world – in this case, it’s women from the war-torn locales of Bosnia and Kosovo in conjunction with the Hand in Hand organization. I would think the bag was cute even if it didn’t represent a good deed, but knowing that it does makes it that much more satisfying. Buy through Kate Spade for $175.

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  • Karn bag4bag

    Well done Kate Spade ! Fun colors and looks like a good shopper size. (fb)

  • justa9url

    Love the colours on this one. Perfect for summer! (fb)

  • marian t

    perfect for summer! (fb)

  • Shine

    Its so nice, the color is so eye catching and certainly my “kikay” (means fashionista) friends would agree. And for a good cause certainly a must have.(fb)

  • Leticia

    Sometimes we’re so focused on designer leather bags that we forget that handmade bags with simple materials can be gorgeous as well! (fb)

  • Debbie

    Love the color! I love Kate anyways so for a good cause — 2 thumbs up! (FB)

  • Helen

    Actually, the program is called Hand in Hand, the organization itself is Women for Women International.

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