ALL’S FAIR: The women to thank for this remarkable bag live half a world away, creating intricately quilted fabrics traditional in West Bengal, India. Through Rising Tide Fair Trade, these artisans are able to earn a good wage, supporting their families and often working from home so that they can be with their children. This colorful Weekender is just one example from Rising Tide’s collection. Bowler and Hobo styles are also available, and each bag is distinctively unique. GET IT: Red Leaf Dot Weekender Bag, $176 available online from Rising Tide Fair Trade.
By Lisa Petty
Updated at 8:07 AM CDT on Saturday, Mar 27, 2010