Change Purse Handmade by Refugee Women from Bridgeport, CT
Creator: Nyassa, Seamstress
Company: Our Woven Community
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut located at the Burroughs Center
- The Change Purse is a small zippered compartment to hold small personal items such as jewelry or money. It can also fit most cellular phones.
- Zip enclosure with pull tab.
- Materials: All our items are made of a variety of recycled fabrics (may include cotton, rayon, linen, beads, buttons, ribbon, and other decorative trim.)
- Measures approximately 4”H x 7”W.
About the Creator:
Nyassa escaped her home country of Congo due to war She lived for 3 months in the woods escaping to Tanzania where she spent 20 years in a refugee camp with her husband and 7 children She worked in a nearby farm to get food for her family They arrived in the US in 2016 Nyassa finds friendship and kindness through the Our Woven Community program
About Our Woven Community:
These beautiful, one-of-a-kind items are made by refugee women who have been resettled to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Through the Our Woven Community program, refugee women learn how to sew and are able to earn a small income. Each item is made with one piece of African fabric along with other designer donated fabric and is tagged with the story of the artist who made it. They are beautiful and make an incredible gift!
All proceeds from the sale of this item goes to the Our Woven Community artists and program through the Burroughs Community Center in Bridgeport, CT
Please note: Each item is one-of-a-kind and is handmade with love by our artists. Items may vary slightly in size and fabric design application. Slight imperfections are part of the beauty of this handmade product.