African Fabric Crossbody Bag

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  • Regular price $25.00

The FIA Museum Shop is the only place in the state you can purchase these amazingly colorful bags with a purpose.  Available in a variety of colors and patterns, they are great as a purse, tote bag, carry-on, or even as a shopping bag. 
  • Approximate size 14 x 16"
  • Zip closure
  • Single crossbody strap
  • Double lined
  • Interior pocket with zipper
In the local Congolese language of Lingala, Totonga Bomoi means "Build Our Future", and that's exactly what these handcrafted bags do for artisans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Over 50 women artisans have participated in an apprentice program to learn sewing, management, and business skills they can eventually use to create and manage successful businesses of their own.  By empowering entrepreneurs, building communities, and promoting economic justice and human dignity, Totonga Bomoi has created a fair-trade business cooperative that enables women to generate income and build a home for their families by using their talents as seamstresses.