Purse + Clutch | Outside Pockets Handbag

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The perfect handbag that's classic, goes with absolutely everything, & is big enough to hold your laptop, books, & your makeup for touchups throughout your day.
  • Unlined with leather interior pocket + two outer pockets to keep you organized
  • As with any handcrafted natural material, subtle variations in the leather are normal & add to the uniqueness of each piece
  • Dimensions: 15.5" tall x 13" wide x 3" deep with 12" handle drop

Hand cut, hand assembled, & hand stitched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia providing fair wages for our highly skilled artisans with a positive work environment.

Comes in 2 colors: Black and Tan 

The Maker 

Purse + Clutch 

Purse + Clutch believes that good fashion is as much about the maker as it is about the finished product. By working directly with artisans in Mexico & Ethiopia, they're producing thoughtfully designed & ethically made handbags to help end the cycle of poverty - to be a part of changing the fashion industry for good.

Their model is to pay their artisan partners upfront. They purchase the raw materials before production even begins & then are paid a mutually agreed upon fair wage for their time & craftsmanship so they don’t have to take on any risk of production. That way, too, they can count on consistent paychecks to support themselves & their families. 

At Purse & Clutch, every purchase contributes to this mission of supporting long-term employment for men & women in around the world with limited fair job opportunities. These handbags are truly one of kind, slowly handcrafted by their dedicated artisans.

Their Values.

Purse + Clutch is  committed to the following set of values:

  • There is no forced labor or child labor
  • Artisans are paid a living wage for their region & work in a positive environment
  • They have a long term relationship of sustainable work with each of our artisan groups
  • Their artisan groups are conscious of their social, economic, & environmental impact on their country & ours using as many natural techniques & dyes as possible
  • They have a strict nondiscrimination policy based on gender, race, caste, political affiliation or age

The design process is collaborative – they work with the artisans to see where they really shine & then bring their interpretation to the drawing board. Adding in a pocket for a cell phone, playing with the scale of the classic Mexican embossed details or including a wristlet strap to increase functionality so that you can carry a bag that perfectly fits your lifestyle. The final product is a beautiful & unique blend of cultures.