#HGG Earth Divas Fair Trade Made Purses Review [CLOSED Giveaway]

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Earth Divas Fair Trade Made Purses

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I first heard of Earth Divas from my daughter Kaytlin. She works at her college bookstore and had mentioned some adorable bags that were recently stocked. She was considering purchasing it for herself, but decided to put it on her Christmas list instead. Kaytlin loved that they were fair trade items as well as their design/aesthetics. Earth Divas returns 100% of their profits to the artisans that created the bags at the end of the year. After some reading about Earth Divas values I realized that every bag purchased truly makes a difference to a woman in India or Nepal!

I also found out that Earth Divas bags were in the bookstore because of their fabulous affiliate program. Earth Divas have many reps around the country, many of whom are mothers who work at home, selling Earth Divas bags locally to health food stores, university book stores, yoga stores, etc. (Here’s the link if you are interested in their affiliate program). Just another way Earth Divas is helping even more women live a better life.

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Earth Divas products are handmade, natural fiber, fair trade accessories made by women for women from around the world. We currently have items from Nepal and are adding jewelry from Columbia and hemp bags from Thailand. We hope that by next year we can offer products from several other countries.

Our natural fiber, handmade accessories from Kathmandu, Nepal are made by working women’s co-ops and small woman-owned cottage industry producers. We work directly with the people that make these items. We help them source supplies like zippers, rings and buckles, and provide feedback on designs and offer suggestions to improve quality. We work directly with and pay the people that make the items, we don’t work through a middleman, which is fairly common. My wife is from India, and each year for the last four years she and I have spent about a month in India, and I have spent a couple of weeks in Nepal working on new designs and trying to figure out better ways to make the core items that we will always have, like wallets, backpacks, hats and coin purses.

Earth Divas sent Kaytlin this tie dyed fringe bag she had been admiring in her store. One of her favorite features was that the shoulder strap is adjustable from 16” to 26”, letting it hang at her hips. Kaytlin has always been a fan of tie dye so the fact that the fringe is tie dyed is a huge bonus for her. The main compartment measures 11” H x 15” w x 3.5” D giving her plenty of room for the items she likes to tote around.

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I was very impressed with this purse. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with a fair trade/hand made bag, but the stitching and seams are quality work and if the Earth Divas hang tag explaining fair trade hadn’t been attached I never would have guessed. I love that Kaytlin’s love of bags/purses can help another woman on the other side of the world and would definitely encourage her to purchase from Earth Divas for her next indulgence.

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BUY IT:

You can purchase the Tie Dyed Fringe Bag for $29.99 (but hurry… it mentions they only have 2 in stock!)

*** COUPON ALERT: use code “divas4divas”, for a 15% discount on your entire order at Earth Divas

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Divas4Divas is a campaign mobilizing women to deploy holiday shopping as a powerful tool to lift women out of poverty in developing countries. The campaign encourages women consumers to exert their immense economic power to improve the lives of women and families around the world by patronizing fair-trade stores selling products crafted by women artisans.

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on January 2, 2012.

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Comments

  1. Andrea D. says:

    I like the Hemp Handbag – Chocolate & Natural .

  2. Audrey Griffis says:

    i like the
    Hemp Shoulder Bag Black/Green Patch

  3. kathy says:

    http://www.earthdivas.com/mh103-bgp-hemp-shoulder-bag-blackgreen-patch.aspx
    Really like this one! All are very nice though.

  4. Ashley Brown says:

    love the puppets

  5. I love the Recycled rice bag’s 3 Pocket backpack C.

  6. sarah shult says:

    I like the kids yellow lion hat

  7. I love the Kashmir Wool Crewel Work Bag Large with Wood Handle

  8. Catie says:

    I LOVE the hemp shoulder bag with outside piping!

  9. Bridgett zaidi says:

    I like the semi round hemp and silk should bag

  10. Bridgett zaidi says:

    Entered reija Eden giveaway

  11. Amy Carlson says:

    I really like the hand puppets.

  12. Entered giveaways: Step2 Home Depot Big Builders Workshop Playset, Holiday Budget Tips: WIN $250 CHOICE GC, Primo Water Bottle Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser, $75 gc to Zutano Childrens Clothing and $50 gc to Gamestop

  13. Anne Loyd says:

    I like the Hemp Hand Bag in Natural Brown Double Ring!

  14. Ann Fudge Cluck says:

    Deluxe Hemp Fabric Passport Bag

  15. rachelle jones says:

    the hand puppets are adorable!!

  16. Claire says:

    I love the Hemp Shoulder Bag Black/Green Patch

  17. Jessica Patrick says:

    I like the hand puppets

  18. Amber says:

    I like the ACB-036 Hobo!

  19. Amber says:

    I entered your Aldi, LG Come Dine With Me and Reija Eden Jewelry giveaways!

  20. Candie L says:

    My son picked out the Frog Hand Puppet. Thank you

  21. Candie L says:

    I like the Recycled rice bag’s 3 Pocket backpack A Thank you

  22. Jennifer Ellis says:

    I like the Hemp & Wool Solo Shoulder Bag..

  23. Jemmy says:

    I like the hemp handbag with front pockets.

  24. Vee says:

    I’d love the Semi-Round Hemp and Silk Shoulder Bag -Black
    http://www.earthdivas.com/hrb033%20b-semi-round-hemp-and-silk-shoulder-bag-black.aspx

  25. Coriander Warren says:

    chocoalte and natural hemp handbag

  26. Hemp Pin Belt – Natural with White Stripe

  27. Carrie Phelps says:

    I really love the Recycled Silk Scarf Fucia.

  28. I love the Recycled Rice Bag – Handbag Assorted.
    Connie G
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  29. I like Ladies Hemp Wallet – Black

  30. gfc(Lori Thomas)

  31. entered Reija Eden Owl Necklaces

  32. entered Step2 Lifestyle Legacy Play Kitchen RV $129.99

  33. entered iPod Shuffle/iTunes GC/ Toshiba HD Camcorder/Serving Dish/Pepto

  34. entered Maukilo HABA Wooden Push Toy

  35. entered Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phone

  36. Kathy says:

    I love the Cash & Silk Round Ladies Bag .

  37. Michelle Plummer says:

    I like this bag, Hemp Shoulder Bag Brown w/ Natural Trim

  38. letessha w says:

    like the modern eco collection

  39. Amanda B. says:

    Looove the Hemp Handbag – Chocolate & Natural and the Cotton Modern Eco HandBag

  40. Angie M says:

    I like the kids Grandma Doll

  41. I love the Hemp Handbag – Black with 2 Pockets

  42. matthew b says:

    Hemp Handbag w/ Peace Sign

  43. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like the Hobo purse ACB-036

  44. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I entered the gamestop, Halo, caribou, Singing Belle, & the Plasma car.

  45. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the Hemp Fabric Shoulder Bag – Hand Embroidered

  46. Amanda Alvarado says:

    5 GAs entered: Colorform, Easy Bake Oven, Smurf DVD, Step 2 Home Depot, SI Bath Mat

  47. Ellen B says:

    the handbags are really nice

  48. Krystal Ramirez says:

    I like the Hemp Patch Bag

  49. Jessica Anderson says:

    I would love to have the Padded Hemp Computer Bag in Brown.

    PaintedPony17@yahoo.com

  50. Michelle S. says:

    They got their start in 1996.

  51. 12/20 – Entered: Kowallaa Wall Graphics Art that Clings and GelPro Comfort Floor Mat.

  52. Louis says:

    I love the Recycled Rice Bag

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  53. Amber says:

    I love the Hemp Hand Bag in Natural Brown Double Ring!! (:

  54. Amber says:

    Entered in these five giveaways for the 12/21 entries: Chuggington, YBike, Step2 Home Depot, Sleep Innovations, Moxie Girlz

  55. tamra childers says:

    i like the hemp bag choc and natural

  56. heather loftus says:

    Free shipping on orders over 50 dollars!

  57. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Giveaways entered: Zutano, Haba Toy, Pepto Bismal, Step 2 Kitchen, Plasma Car

  58. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I entered the Moxie, builders workshop, step 2 kitchen, Halo & Caribou giveaway

  59. Joy F says:

    I like the Hemp and Kashmir Wool Handbag

  60. I like the Pin Stripe / Orange Cotton Reversible Bag

  61. 12/23 Entered: Eight O’Clock Coffee Prize Pack, Scholastic Books Gift Basket, Reach/Rembrandt Prize Pack, Trikke T5 Jogo Scooter.

  62. Kelley Johnsen says:

    I love the hemp handbag http://www.earthdivas.com/MH101-NCH-Hemp-Handbag-NaturalChocolate.aspx

    thanks
    kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

  63. Joe Means, Jr. says:

    I would really love to win this for my wife. she would love it.

  64. Kari Howell says:

    I like the Hemp Handbag – Olive & Natural .

  65. Love the cotton modern eco handbag

  66. Kristi C says:

    I like the Cotton Rajasthani Safari Hat.

  67. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:

    I like Hemp Shoulder Bag Brown w/ Natural Trim,Hemp Handbag – Natural & Chocolate ,

  68. I like the natural and chocolate bag

  69. Mare S says:

    There are so many cute bags! I love the Hemp Handbag – Chocolate & Natural in purses.

  70. kimbuckjr says:

    I really like the “Finger Puppet Set – 5.”
    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  71. kimbuckjr says:

    Here is a list of giveaways I have entered + others not listed due to them being closed before I could copy them.
    Trikke T5 Jogo Scooter
    Eight O’Clock Coffee Prize Pack
    Scholastic Books Gift Basket
    Reach/Rembrandt Gingerbread Sweep & Keep Prize Pack
    GelPro Comfort Floor Mat
    Kowallaa Wall Graphics Art that Clings
    The Sims 3: Pets
    Reija Eden Owl Necklaces
    Earth Divas Fair Trade Purse
    Caribou Coffee Prize Pack
    Singing & Storytelling Belle
    Plasma Car
    Step2 Lifestyle Legacy Play Kitchen
    iPod Shuffle/iTunes GC/ Toshiba HD Camcorder/Serving Dish/Pepto
    Maukilo HABA Wooden Push Toy
    Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phone
    FLIP the Bounce Back Racer
    Kidtoons Olivia Prize Pack
    HALO Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition
    Moxie Girlz Riding Club Horse
    Step2 Home Depot Big Builders Workshop Playset
    Chuggington Calley’s Rescue Set Wooden Train Set

    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  72. Lorrie (pinklady705) says:

    I like/want the Pin Stripe / Rose Cotton Reversible Bag

  73. I like the Hemp Pin Belt – Silk Stripe. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  74. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I entered the flip racer car, Halo, Samsung focus, Singing Belle, & the builders workshop giveaways.

  75. debbi says:

    I really like the Heart Shopping Bag. Their bags are so unique!

  76. christine jessamine says:

    i also like the Assorted Cotton Jogi Bag

  77. Entered:
    FLIP The Bounce Back Racer.
    Kidtoons Olivia Prize Pack.
    Spongebob Squarepants The Complete Seventh Season

  78. christine jessamine says:

    entered in the plasma car giveaway
    entered in the lifestyle legacy play kitchen giveaway
    entered in the singing and storytelling belle giveaway
    entered in the reija eden owl giveaway
    entered in the rembrandt giveaway

  79. Tiffany Vanick says:

    Fair Trade from their website: Fair Trade Federation members are fully committed to fair trade. This means that their businesses are completely dedicated to creating opportunities for farmers and artisans in developing countries. The well being of the people who make our products is never an afterthought; rather, FTF members keep artisans and farmers at the heart of everything they do.

  80. Zenaida says:

    I like the Hemp & Recycled Silk Solo Shoulder Bag.

  81. Zenaida says:

    I entered all of your current giveaways!

  82. Jessica Snook says:

    I like the Pin Stripe / Rose Cotton Reversible Bag.

  83. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I entered the Gel comfort floor mat, builders workshop, step 2 kitchen, sims 3 pets & the Samsung focus giveaways.

  84. Entered Simon Flash Giveaway

  85. Caitlin McClure says:

    I want the Hemp Crocheted and Paneled Hat!

  86. Hoa Le says:

    I like the Semi-Round Hemp and Silk Shoulder Bag .

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

  87. Jackie Griebel says:

    I like the recycled silk scarves!

  88. Jackie Griebel says:

    Entered scholastic books, spongebob, step 2 kitchen, step 2 workshop, plasma car, reach & gingerbread giveaways.

  89. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I entered the samsung focus, builders workshop, step 2 kitchen, plasma car, & spongebob dvd giveaways.

  90. Ashley says:

    The headbands are so cute

  91. Corey Olomon says:

    I love the Padded Hemp Computer Bag – Black .

  92. melissa miller says:

    Hemp Handbag – Chocolate & Natural

  93. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I entered sims 3 pets, Singing Belle, Plasma car, spongebob dvd, & owl necklace giveaways.

  94. Terra Eash says:

    My favorite item is the Hemp Handbag w/ front pockets

  95. erma H says:

    I like the Cash & Silk Round Ladies Bag .

  96. Jennifer R says:

    I love the Cotton Modern Eco HandBag ACB-003. reejen at comcast dot net

  97. I really like the Natural Hemp Pin Belt!

  98. Gianna says:

    I like the Computer Bag.

  99. Gianna says:

    I entered the PlasmaCar giveaway.

  100. Gianna says:

    I entered the 2 Goldtone Owl Necklace giveaway.

  101. Gianna says:

    I entered the Sims giveaway.

  102. Gianna says:

    I entered the Eight O’ Clock Coffee giveaway.

  103. Gianna says:

    I entered the Hasbro giveaway.

  104. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Sling
    Part# : ACB-030-GR Stock : 45
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  105. Michelle Tucker says:

    Love love love the Semi-Round Hemp and Silk Shoulder Bag.

  106. I like their padded hemp computer bag.

  107. I entered the plasma car, trikke, singing and storytelling belle, eight o’clock coffee, and sims 3 giveaways.

  108. gloria says:
  109. Nancy Meyer says:

    Patchwork Hemp Shoulder Bag is my favorite!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail.com

  110. tracey johnson says:

    i love this whole program. my favorite item is the red diamond shoulder bag

  111. Laura Emerson says:

    I love the Hemp Color Patch Backpack.

  112. Laura Emerson says:

    I entered the Reija Eden Owl Necklace Giveaway.

  113. laurie says:

    i like the hemp handbag with peace sign

  114. I like the Recycled Rice Bag – Handbag Assorted

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  115. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I like the Semi-round shoulder hemp bag with silk straps.

  116. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I entered the owl necklace, plasma car, Singing Belle, Spongebob DVD, & Gel comfort floor mat giveaways.

  117. Heidi says:

    I like the Hemp Tote Market Bag.
    textbookmommy at gmail dot com

  118. kristy says:

    I like the brown Padded Hemp Computer Bag

  119. Karen says:

    I likei like the recycled scarf. Thanks for the giveaway.

  120. Tina Rath says:

    Recycled Silk Scarf Fucia is beautiful and functional
    sewingmema1720@yahoo.com

  121. Tina Rath says:

    Entered Reija Eden Owl Necklaces
    sewingmema1720@yahoo.com

  122. Teri says:

    I want the Raja & Silk Round Ladies Bag

  123. Teri says:

    GFC – Momma Teri

  124. Teri says:

    Original Babycakes Cupcake Maker & Cookbook

  125. Teri says:

    entered Plasma Car

  126. Teri says:

    entered Singing & Storytelling Belle

  127. Teri says:

    entered Reija Eden Jewelry

  128. Teri says:

    entered The Sims 3 Pets

  129. Jessica Rose says:

    I love the Recycled rice bag’s 3 Pocket backpack E

  130. kathy pease says:

    i like the Hemp Shoulder Bag Black/Green Patch

  131. kathy pease says:

    entered Goldtone Owl Necklace

  132. kathy pease says:

    entered Goldtone Owl Necklace giveaway

  133. K Anne says:

    I want the Hemp Handbag – Natural & Chocolate

  134. Vicki D. says:

    I really like the hemp shoulder bag with peace sign.

  135. shirley pebbles says:

    I like the hobo bag
    Part# : ACB-031

    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski
    twitter/ daveshir2005
    google +/ shirley pebbles

  136. JoAnn F. says:

    I like the Hemp Shoulder Bag Black/Green Patch
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  137. I like the Beaded Bag

  138. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I love the moyar wool scarf in natural 🙂
    cmarquez482(at)ymail(dot)com
    GFC- CASSANDRA MARQUEZ

  139. Marcy Strahan says:

    I love the http://www.earthdivas.com/acb-035-long-handle.aspx
    Long Handle Bag it is A beautiful messenger/computer bag that is Purple with decorative machine embroidered design on both the front flap and the back features a cute turquoise elephant in the center

  140. Marcy Strahan says:

    I entered the Reija Eden Jewelry Giveaway