Made from fabrics as varied as washable paper leather, recycled tire, cotton, denim and felt.
Countries of origin: Bali, China, Colombia
Cotton bag: Balizen, a registered Fair Trade Federation member, offers home décor items using handmade textiles and natural fibers. They use ecologically sustainable natural materials such as bamboo, vetiver, capiz shell and organic cotton. Everything is handmade by village artisans, or in the Balizen in-house fair trade workshop with the smallest carbon foot-print they can manage.
Paper leather bag: Zuperzozial aims to create products that respect our world in a simple and smart way, with the future in mind. Environmentally conscious design, as stylish as they are durable. These trendy dopp kits or toilet bags are made of washable paper and are suitable for everyday use. They are made with natural fibers and are 100% recyclable.
Tire and denim bags: Sapia in Colombia transforms recycled tire tubes of bicycles, cars and trucks into eco-friendly and high quality urban lifestyle bags. Employees apply their passion and drive for quality performance to the workplace, and their products have wide appeal in Europe. What distinguishes this workshop is who they decided to employ: in Colombia it is difficult to find employment after age 30, and this employer hires mostly older people, and single parents. Despite their success, the owners live right across from the manufacturing facility, in the center of the City of Bolivar – one of the poorest and most notorious neighborhoods of Bogotá.
Largesse curates beautifully presented environmentally-friendly, artisan-made and fairly traded corporate gifts.