It was my birthday weekend and we were poking around shops in downtown Savannah. I spotted this beautiful bag, but trying to behave, I put it back. Thank goodness Cody was paying attention, because he somehow snuck back and bought it, and it was under our Christmas tree a few weeks later.
Here’s what caught my eye that day.
- The bags are handcrafted in Bangladesh by hundreds of mothers who receive Fair Trade-certified wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund.
⁃They are a Certified B Corporation, meaning they have met higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
⁃The bags are lined, making them spill resistant
⁃They are strong, able to hold over 100 pounds with their reinforced leather straps.
⁃And lastly, they are STYLISH. I instantly imagined trips to the farmers market, beach, and weekends away with this bag in hand.
Fast forward three years, and I launch Homebody online. Yes, our humble beginnings started in our basement! You betcha that bag was one of the first five products added to my site. This time, proudly saying HOMEBODY.
Since that launch, we have added several versions of that market bag to our repertoire. Small, large, tan, black and even a fun wine tote. The messages have ranged from a custom HOMEBODY, to holiday messages, spring slogans and soon, Mother’s Day bags will hit the shelves!
If you haven’t yet, I hope you join the Apolis movement. Not only will you find everyday use out of these stylish totes, you will be shopping with a purpose, supporting women and making an impact around the globe.