Contemporary bags and accessories that are fair trade and handmade.
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.