have you passed by a kate spade store lately? a couple weeks ago, we walked through greenbelt 3 and noticed that the bags displayed in the kate spade window were not typical of her designs. then again this week, we spotted the not-her-usual bags in the power plant store. check out this cute tote strung with adorable pompoms:
the other tote had raffia bows scattered all over:
we found out that these bags are part of kate spade's hand in hand initiative, wherein the brand joins forces with women for women international, an organization that helps women survivors of war-torn countries rebuild their lives with livelihood projects and employment. you can read more about it here. the above bags—called jump for joy and hello sunshine, respectively—were both handmade by women in bosnia and herzegovina. and each bag contains a hangtag with the name of the woman who made the bag, making it extra special, plus a few details on the bag and about the program. there are other bags available, made in bosnia and herzegovina and kosovo.
everything's coming up roses:
break the rules:
rise and shine:
these limited-edition tote bags were originally launched in the US for spring, so they're not readily available just anywhere. but you can get yours at kate spade stores in greenbelt 3, power plant mall, and shangri-la plaza for P8,950. and know that you've helped a survivor of war get on with her life.