Earth Squared

Brand:  Earth Squared
Colour:  Grey
Material:  Cotton



Large Cotton Hobo Bag - Grey

Price:  £15.00

This cotton hobo bag is stylish, roomy and fair trade, and is the perfect bag for trips to the shops or days out.

Handmade from printed cotton, the bag has a magnetic popper fastener with cotton straps which are long enough to go over the shoulder.

Externally the bag has a Grey and White print design with a lovely summery flower trim. The design is finished off by a matching ribbon which is tied to one of the straps, and printed in the flower print on one side, and grey and white stripes on the other. This ribbon can be removed if required and could even be worn around your neck or wrist instead.

Internally the bag is lined with Grey coloured cotton, and there are two pockets - a zipped pocket on one side for your valuables, and an open pouch on the opposite side - which is the perfect size for a mobile phone.

This fantastic everyday bag is lightweight and very roomy, making it ideal for hanging off a pushchair or slinging over your shoulder for an afternoon browsing around the shops.


Product details:

  • Handmade in Vietnam.
  • Size – 42 x 34 x 12cm (16" x 13" x 5").
  • Cotton outer.
  • Cotton lined.
  • Straps – 54cm / 21" long.
  • Ribbon detailing.
  • Magnetic popper fastening.
  • Internal zip pocket.
  • Internal mobile phone pocket (non-zipped).
  • Fair Trade – from a BAFTS registered importer.

Please note that this bag has been individually handmade, and therefore all dimensions are approximate and subject to minor variations.


Availability:  

In stock - available for immediate despatch  

In stock - available for immediate despatch



We are confident that you will be delighted with your purchase, however to ensure that you are completely satisfied All's Fair offers a "no quibbles" 28-day returns policy.

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason then you can return it to us for a refund or replacement.

For more details see our Returns & Refunds page.

Royal Mail 1st Class delivery costs £3 in the UK for orders up to £10 and is free for orders over £10

Non-UK Customers:

Customers outside of the UK will have their order shipped by Royal Mail's International Standard service. The cost for delivery depends on the weight of the goods you are purchasing, and ranges from £2.00 to £8.00 per item - you can see the exact cost of shipping in the Shopping Basket before you checkout.

Non-UK customers have the option to upgrade the delivery service to Royal Mail's 'International Tracked & Signed' or 'International Signed' service, for an additional fee of £5.50.

Estimated delivery times are 3 to 5 working days to Europe, and up to 7 working days for the Rest of the World.

Earth SquaredEarth Squared's fantastic range of contemporary fair trade bags and accessories are loved by all who see them. All Earth Squared bags, scarves and purses are designed in the UK and handmade in Vietnam, which results in a wonderful combination of stylish design together with ethical and high quality production values.

These are bags and accessories where, unfortunately, the pictures on our website don't really do them justice.

What Earth Squared say about themselves…

Earth Squared has been working closely with a fair trade company based in Northern Vietnam for the past 10 years. We work together to ensure fair trade criteria are embedded into everyday working life.

Almost all of the artisans who make the products were originally rice farmers earning a subsistent, irregular and inconsistent wage. Working as a seamstress a woman can earn a good standard of living and also send their children to school and on to higher education. In addition our partners pay national insurance for each staff member that covers medical costs and provides a pension for retirement all of which is above the national legal requirements. The working conditions at the workshops are clean and safe and the staff have regular breaks and days off work.

The company give disadvantaged women the opportunity and support to improve their lives through secure work, training and a healthy working life giving them financial security and self-confidence. Each purchase helps us all to create more work opportunities for other disadvantaged women and change their lives and those of their families.

You can see our full range of Earth Squared bags, scarves and purses here...

We are a small home based business.

We keep all stock at home, so when you place an order, we don't have to travel to collect or package your items. It's all done in our home office.

We package the majority of our goods in recycled plastic mailing bags. Originally we started doing this to protect against rainwater, but now it means you have the option to disinfect the package when it arrives in your home.

We have been strictly observing the government's advice and have been socially distancing - staying in apart from for essential trips - since 16 March.

As far as we can be sure, nobody who lives in or has visited our home has been ill since the outbreak hit the UK.

We use the Royal Mail and very occasionally Parcelforce for deliveries. We have a "Drop & Go" account so we don't have to wait in line or get within 2 metres of anyone when we post out your goods. As long as our local post offices are open, and we remain well, we will get your orders out. Like a lot of essential services, the Royal Mail is under pressure with staff self-isolating, so your parcel may not arrive as quickly as you would normally expect, None of this is normal, but we'll get through it together.

Artisans and producers in low income countries rely on fair trade to support their families. Fair trade has helped build some resilience into the communities we help in the form of better hygiene and sanitation, better nutrition and healthcare support. Most of the countries where our goods originate have banned exports and imports to limit the spread of the virus. This means workers are unable to get their work to us, and in some cases their workshops are closed. Our suppliers are continuing to pay for and place orders to keep their producers going through what we hope is a very short-lived period in our lives. In contrast, high street fashion companies in the UK have cancelled $1.5bn in orders with garment factories in Bangladesh, putting thousands of low paid women out of work.

The need for fair trade has never been clearer. Thank you for your support and stay safe and well.

 

 


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