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Published: September 20th 2009
Mai makes denim bags from recycled new jeans. Two designs are availble. Linings and belts vary. Nominate colour tones and design when ordering and we will try our best to accommodate.
Believe it or not Christmas is just around the corner.
Would you like to support the Lifestart Foundation Workshop initiative in Hoi An, Vietnam? You can help us by ordering some of your Christmas gifts from our makers. The makers will individually make each item with care and love and will be very grateful for your support.
The non-profit workshop focuses on creating handmade arts and crafts to help support those living in challenging situations in Vietnam.
The entire proceeds from these products go directly to the workshop members to provide a sustainable income stream and sense of independence.
I am returning to Vietnam on September 22nd for five weeks.
For those of you who live in Australia I would be happy to bring back any orders you place from our Lifestart Foundation Workshop. If you would like to support the Lifestart Foundation Workshop initiative in Hoi An you can order Christmas gifts before I leave and I will get the workshop members to make your order during my stay and carry them back with me at the end of October. If you live in Melbourne you can pick up the order from
Recycled Denim Bags.
A manufacturer had donated a large amount of denim shorts and jeans to Lifestart Foundation....being that the shorts were a little too sexy for Vietnamese taste, we found a pattern to turn them into funky bags.
This design is a shoulder bag with belt. The second design is made of 8 fringed denim panels with colourful lining and side inserts.
my house in Essendon or I can post orders within Australia for the normal postage costs. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WITH MEANING
All products are labour intensive and take each workshop member a long time to make. Each item is tagged with the makers photograph and brief story about them which makes each item very personal and special.
I hope you agree that these items will all make special Christmas presents this year. Please place your order promptly to allow enough time for orders to be completed by each maker. PRICE LIST
: all prices are in Australian Dollars RECYCLED DENIM BAGS
$25 maker: Mai SILK CUSHION COVERS
$25 ( PACK OF 2 ) maker: Sang QUIRKY SOCK PEOPLE
$20 ( The name of the sock person can be one of your chioce ) maker: Nguyen HAND PAINTED CHRISTMAS CARDS
$20 ( PACK OF 4 ) maker: Sinh EMBROIDERED HOLLY CHRISTMAS CARDS
$20 ( PACK OF 4) maker: Hanh DOVE CARDS
$20 (PACK OF 4) maker: Nguyen EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKE CARDS
$20 ( PACK OF 4) makers Nghe & Luong HAND
Nguyen makes quirky sock creatures and sock people that travel the world.
KNITTED SCARVES $15 makers: Hanh and Luong SILK SHOULDER BAGS
$10 maker: Lieu WINE BOTTLE COVERS
$10 makers: Chau and Tu BOOK MARKS
$5 makers Hoa and Nghe Click here to read more about the workshop......
Click here to read more about some of our makers...... Hanh's Story Hoa's Story Luong's Story Nghe's Story
To place an order please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org. as soon as possible to allow the makers plenty of time.
Lots of Love from
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