I saw these bags on Etsy a while ago and instantly fell in love. They are made using up cycled baby carriers, woven by the women in the Hill Tribes around Thailand & Laos. These bags are detailed, brightly coloured and beautifully intricate, designed to disguise the babies on the backs of their mothers as flowers to keep them from being stolen by the spirits. My heart melted when I read the story and then it sang a little when it clicked that instead of buying the bags from a reseller, I could by the bags directly, fair trade and the money that I paid could go directly to the tribes and the women.
I bought 80 and created www.bohospirit.com.au
Most of the bags are complete original one off designs, made from vintage fabric and cannot be replicated. I love so much about these bags and I hope that other will share in this boho spirit by purchasing from my site:
- Fairtrade, nothing feels better than helping out another mother!
- The story behind the fabrics
- One off original designs, no one anywhere will ever have the same handbag as you!
- www.bohospirit.com.au bags are just quietly, much cheaper than similar hmong bags listed on Etsy, Ebay etc.