Change Purse Handmade by Refugee Women From Bridgeport, CT
Creator: Abrahet, 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:
Abrehet is originally from Eritrea where, due to war, she had to flee She spent 7 days running until she was able to get on a boat to Yemen She journeyed through many countries staying in refugee camps along her way to the US She left behind her 2 children who she has not seen in 14 years Abrehet is now living in Bridgeport and hopes to make an income from her participation in OWC
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.