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Drawstring Backpack

Perfect and portable, each bag is finished with elegant and durable French seams to reduce fraying and decorated with contrast piping and strings.

Materials: Organic, handwoven cotton in bright, bold colors

*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.


Artisan Organization: Api Happi

Country: Sri Lanka

Aparna Samarankoon believes income and innovation equal independence. She creates empowerment by putting traditional textiles to imaginative use. In doing so, she has managed to save a rich piece of Sri Lankan history from certain extinction.

Aparna loves making old things new. As a teenager, she turned worn-out jeans into dresses. And today, she works with weavers in the town of Kegalle.

With spotty electricity, human-powered hand weaving is an essential income source for rural-dwelling Sri Lankan women. “But empowerment is not solely about money,” says Aparna, “Empowerment is about the freedom to think, speak and innovate. And all of that starts with a job.”