Recycled Comic Strip Messenger Bag

Friends International

$ 20.00 Was $ 28.00

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    • Take the weight of the world off your shoulders and replace it with one of these eco-friendly, fair trade bags. Carry your values with you throughout the day with a messenger bag from Friends International in Cambodia - a back-to-school necessity featuring a large main compartment, front zippered pouch, and adjustable shoulder strap. Customers love these school bags from Friends International made with an environmental consciousness.
      Friends International favors production processes that minimize their environmental footprint, including the use of local, found and recycled materials such as newspapers, comics, magazines, packaging, rice bags, tin, and sarong fabric, making each product unique and keeping garbage off the streets and out of overflowing landfills.
      Each messenger bag available for purchases from the GGP website is made from colorful newspaper comics collected from the French embassy in Cambodia and made by a Cambodian mother earning an income to keep her children from begging or working on the street.
      On a recent trip to Siem Reap (the second largest city in Cambodia), producers had the opportunity to see their crafts in a shop for the first time. It brought a sense of pride to the artisans to see products made by their own hands and creativity. Moreover, seeing the success of sales to westerners increased their faith in recycling in a country where few are familiar with the concept..

      • Due to the recycled nature of this product, each item is slightly different. Not every purchase will look exactly like the image, but will feature different comics.
      • Laminated recycled comics, vinyl and velcro closures
      • Easily fits a laptop
      • 14"W x 12"H x 5"D
    • Friends-International // Cambodia

      With the sale of this and other products handcrafted by Friends International, hundreds of street children, who formerly worked to support their relatives, are able to go to school. By training their out-of-work parents and offering them a range of comprehensive services, Friends International is helping families strengthen their resources and improve their children’s futures.
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