In episode 40 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Jen Lewis, founder and executive director of Purse and Clutch about ending the cycle of poverty through slow fashion.
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Jen believes good fashion is as much about the maker as it is about the finished product. It’s about art, about connection & about sustainability.
By working directly with artisans in Guatemala, Mexico & Ethiopia, Purse and Clutch provides thoughtfully designed & ethically made handbags to help end the cycle of poverty – to be a part of changing the fashion industry for good.
At Purse and Clutch, every purchase contributes to the mission of supporting long-term employment for men & women in developing countries with limited opportunities.
These handbags are one of kind, slowly handcrafted by dedicated artisans.
When the connection between maker & customer is made, the brand is able to participate in the celebration of fashion as art. From Gloria in Chiapas, Mexico who hand makes each & every pom pom in the collection to Higemengist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who is the mastermind behind the sewing machine & sews in such a perfectly straight line you’d think it impossible not to.
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