Fibres of Life Big Life Tote is a large and sturdy zippered tote bag with naturally tanned leather trim and handles. This hand-felted wool bag has a cotton fabric lining that features two sewn pockets on one side and a zippered pocket on the other. This bag is a Fair Trade item, and special attention is given to every step of the production process in order to maintain the highest quality of products as well as the quality of life of the artisans who produce them. Bags measure 18” tall, 17½” wide, and approximately 4” deep. Handles measure 10” from top of bag to top of handle.
What does buying Fair Trade mean? Fibres of Life has a great explanation:
Creating and buying fair trade is just about applying good common sense when we create, or buy products. It’s really about a fair deal for the people who make our goods – respectable pay, safe working conditions, and a decent benefits package – as we would strive for in a desirable job in the West. Buying fair trade is really not about ‘doing good’ or a charitable purchase – It’s about taking responsibility for our actions as a consumer, and putting our money where we know we can account for what we have supported, and we like, and even LOVE, what we know about how the products were made. —Fibres of Life website