As the name indicates- this bag brings hope. "Espwa" is the creole word for "hope!" The Espwa Totes are all handmade, raw leather and one-of-a kind, so expect some variation to each piece.
This piece is gandmade with love in Haiti ♥ with ethically sources leather sourced in-country as a by-product of the food market. Handmade in “The Brothers” Workshop in Jubilee, a small developing community by the sea, on the outskirts of Gonaives. Founded by Benson Thermidor, this workshop employs over 20 people and is changing the story for people in this neighborhood
The Espwa Tote is made by artisans with 2nd Story Goods, a community of impassioned women and men working to design and produce beautiful products that do good, are good and look good. They are based in Jubilee and Gonaives Haiti, and provide life-giving jobs that instill wonder, dignity, and connectedness between their artisans. They believe in building a company that benefits the community where it is planted by investing in their employees to bring positive change, model leadership qualities, and empowerment to future generations.
Hand-stitched genuine leather. Provides vocational opportunities. X Large is 20 inches wide, 16 inches deep. Large is 16 inches wide, 12 inches deep.
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behind every product there are stories of hope, opportunity, love and transformation