As plastic bag tax slowly walks into more and more states, bringing a spare recycling bag with me becomes part of my everyday routine. However, these thin and cheaply-made fabric bags have such short lifespan that they just have to break whenever there are too much for me to carry around my arms! I really enjoy shopping with these straw baskets (like this one here), especially in the summer, matching these baskets with my sun-protective straw hat!

What makes me even more excited is that these baskets are made by the hands of woman artisans living countries away from mine. Knowing that every basket they make is a way for them to gain dignity in their society, I am proud to be supporting them! These baskets are passed from their hands to mine, and now they can be passed to yours too.














March 28, 2016 by Helen Chan

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