The groundhog said there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Considering how unseasonably warm it has been this winter, I suppose I can live with that. With the weather being so Spring-like, I already have summer on the brain. It seems like others do too, considering all the beach totes I’ve seen popping up recently. I’m thinking this year, I might go for a little less traditional beach tote. Instead of structured and straw, I was thinking unstructured and crochet! Check out the Stela 9 Zigzag Crochet Beach Bag!
Is it just me? Or does it seem like a little bit of a trend is brewing? I’m talking about ethnic-themed handbags! If you remember, I wrote about the Jimmy Choo Lottie Clutch not too long ago. Well here is another equally-intriguing ethnic piece I found, the Foley + Corinna Bali Clutch! What’s even better though is that this piece sells for a much lower price point and is, therefore, a lot easier on your wallet!
What did I tell you? Tribal handbags are hot and they are turning up everywhere! So it is definitely not too late to grab yourself a fun and festive piece for the upcoming summer season! What I find interesting about these lovely bags you see pictured here, however, is that they are a little more authentic. What do I mean by that? These bags are from the Wayuu Taya Foundation, a non-profit organization that is working to improve the lives of Latin-American indigenous people. Their primary concerns are extreme poverty, malnutrition, high child mortality rates, waterborne diseases, and educational deficiencies. Their mission is to help these communities while maintaining and respecting their beliefs, traditions, and culture. Their bags are made by Wayuu indigenous women at the foundation’s women center that educates women on parenting, family planning, nutrition, and hygiene. All proceeds go toward helping the foundation achieve their mission.