Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fair-Trade & Eco-Friendly: Mar Y Sol

These bright, bold & beautiful handbags from Mar Y Sol are created through a collaboration with artists in New York and artisans in Madagascar. Each handbag is handmade using natural & sustainable materials from Madagascar's forest by local artisans. Mar Y Sol provides these local artisans a living wage through fair-trade partnerships. You can learn more about Mar Y Sol, it's fair-trade business practice & it's creator Laurel Brandstetter here. Mar Y Sol is not a 100% vegan shop some leather is used for handles (all the bags in the Getaway collection have leather handles). The handbags that have these leather handles are clearly labeled in their shop. The two handbags below are made from cruelty-free materials; handwoven raffia, a cotton lining and a wood handle/snap.

"Handmade using sustainable materials, our accessories are crafted with care for the people who buy them and the people who make them."


Image Source & Credit: Mar Y Sol


Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA said...

Those are gorgeous!

VeganCraftastic said...

Oooh, so bright and fun, perfect for Summer!