It’s late summer, and you’re feeling like changing things up a bit! Songa Designs’ handbags help you make that bold statement! They’re socially conscious, roomy, eco-friendly and anything but boring! Handcrafted by skilled artisan women in Rwanda, Songa’s handbags are individually unique and make a fashion statement with a meaningful purpose. We love that Songa Designs combines eco-friendly materials, international reach, and on-trend statement pieces to show how your personal style can have a profound impact across the globe.
Songa Designs provides employment for more than 175 women artisans, giving underprivileged women the opportunity to earn their own money to buy land, healthcare or send their children to school for the first time. Songa’s statement bags like the geometric Orenda Handbag above or the minimalist Nia Tote below are made using all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber, sisal plant, pewter, re-purposed cow horn and upcycled fabric saved from landfills. With boho-chic designs and trendy shapes, Songa Designs’ accessories are a gorgeous accessory to any outfit!
About Songa Designs International
Songa Designs International empowers a new generation women around the world with Urban Tribal accessories. It is typical for many women in developing countries to depend solely on their husbands for financial needs, but Songa Designs is changing this dynamic. By working for Songa, under-resourced women are encouraged to pursue economic independence, simply by using skills acquired through everyday life. Songa Designs provides jobs for over 175 women who in turn negotiate their own salaries and earn fair wages, which enables them to buy land, health insurance or send their children to school for the first time. Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans of Songa Designs in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high-quality accessories inspired by nature. Each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber, sisal plant, pewter, re-purposed cow horn and upcycled fabric that otherwise would end up in landfills.
Defined as “the path forward” in Swahili, Songa Designs is synonymous with the journey toward economic empowerment for women in developing countries.
*Company generously provided samples and images for this article.*