Arm candy – fashion-forward and fair-trade

Presented by DIGS
Posted Oct 18, 2012

While celebrities tout their Birkins and their Mulberry Alexas to make a statement about their sense of self-worth, eco-fashionistas have their own ‘it’ bags. Recognisable for their upcycled matarials or interesting construction – DIGS has ethical arm candy for everyone. Perfect for going out on the town or strolling through the park, and handmade by DIGS artisans in their studio in Lima, this Iris Clutch is made of re-purposed felt from an Andean hat factory. $240 USD.

Perfect for toting in the garden, traveling or shopping this RIKA Rubber tote is handmade from recycled rubber tires by 

Traditonal Guatemalan menswear comprises of wearing a naturally colored woven wool blanket wrapped around their waistes for warmth over his pants. These fabrics have become culturally iconic and still worn today in every day life of villagers. The Weekender, made from this vintage wool cloth and trimmed in fine suede, will get you out of town in style. Weekender bag features brass metal feet, a brass magnet snap closure, brown zipper top, dark brown satin nylon lining with a large side interior zipped compartment and open pocket. $250 USD.

This handmade Cambodian Messenger Bag is made from repurposed mosquito netting and has an adjustable mesh strap, making it perfect for everyone. The inside is lined with industrial water proof tarp so any spills or messes can be easily cleaned up. This bag also features a side water bottle carrier, three inside pockets, a padded computer divider, and a sturdy buckle. Perfect as a travel bag, laptop bag, gym bag, mom-on-the-go bag, or as an everyday work bag. Comes in 6 stylish colors to match every personality. $78 USD.

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