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Bluma Project Bags

  • Bluma Project began in January 2010 with the start of a Rwandan cooperative. Owner Beth Schaeffer teaches the women, already known for their basket weaving, how to make jewelry providing them with a new skillset which lends to a more sustainable income.

    The line focuses on jewelry, working primarily with local resources, but this summer Bluma Projects partnered with Indego Africa partner co-ops Cocoki and Abasangiye to create a line of totes from Dutch wax cloth. Profits from the bags are re-invested in long-term training programs for the artisan women, helping them to achieve a sustainable lifestyle.

    You can purchase the bags here on our website, or in our Tribeca, Venice, and East Hampton shops.

    This entry was posted on Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 6:19 pm and is filed under Have a Seat, New Arrivals. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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