Handmade Up-cycled Kilim Clutch

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  • Regular price $50.00 CAD


Eco-friendly and unique, this magnificent clutch is a perfect accessory for your casual outfits. 

This clutch is handmade by women artisans who skillfully weave strips of fabric on hand looms and then decorate them by hand.

  • Zip closure decorated with beautiful hand rolled and beaded tassel
  • W 28.5 cm x H 21.5 cm
  • Handmade in Egypt
  • Fulfillment and shipment from Canada

 

The Artisans

The Association for the Protection of the Environment (A.P.E.) is a not-for-profit organization that works with the informal garbage collectors of Cairo, known as the Zabaleen in Arabic.

The aim of A.P.E. is to help this traditionally marginalized group find innovative ways to improve their circumstances and support the environment. Their focus is on developing environmentally sound waste management and recycling techniques, which help to build the human capacity of the Zabaleen communities, to "recycle, upcycle and re-use".

Through the many programs of A.P.E., women especially, have become empowered to build better lives for themselves. Their income generating programs have helped generations of women improve their circumstances.

Textile obtained from textile companies is converted into pieces of art and patchwork creating beautiful bedspreads, cushion covers, children toys, and much more.