Shoulder Bag Handmade by Refugee Women from Bridgeport, CT
Creator: Foibe, Seamstress
Company: Our Woven Community
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut located at the Burroughs Center
- The cross-body shoulder bag is perfect is great bag for everyday use. The 2 slotted inside pocket is perfect for glasses, phone or keys.
- Materials: All our items are made of a variety of recycled fabrics (may include cotton, rayon, linen, beads, buttons, ribbon, and other decorative trim.)
- Measurements: 12”H x 9”W /inside pocket measure 6”H x 4” W.
- 53” strap
- Zip closure
About the Creator:
Originally from the Congo, Foibe and her family fled a refugee camp where they lived for 5 years prior to being relocated to the United Sates. “Life in the refugee camp is so hard when you have a big family” Foibe is glad for the opportunity to learn a new skill that will prove useful for her future, especially to help care for her 7 children.
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.