Coin Purse Blue Elephant - Bangladesh

Article number: 6613410
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Coins corralled, a mini hygiene pouch for lip balm, tissues, a small hand sanitizer, napkins, or an on-the-go crayon case with a mini pad for car rides and dinners out. Ready to hold whatever tiny needs you've got securely zipped inside. Handcrafted by artisans, mostly women, with Saidpur Enterprises, who receive literacy, nutrition, legal rights, and finance training as part of their employment.


  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Measures 4" x 4"
  • Colours: Aqua, yellow
  • Notes: Elephant's saddle comes in assorted colors made from recycled sari; design on one side only.
  • Handcrafted in Bangladesh

Artisan Story

Saidpur Enterprises comprises two groups: Action Bag Handicrafts and Eastern Screen Printers. Its Action Bag subsidiary employs women artisans who make a variety of jute products. Some have husbands who are underemployed; others are widowed. Action Bag provides literacy classes, and training on nutrition, women's legal rights, educational awareness and finance. Following the 1971 war that established Bangladesh, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) started clinics and nutrition centers in Saidpur to help address food shortages and disease. In 1976 MCC began a program to help mothers of malnourished children coming to its nutrition center. This temporary employment program became Action Bag Handicrafts, and now supports artisans selling for the fair trade export market. 

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Villages Port Colborne is located along the shore of the Niagara Peninsula. Where the Welland Canal and Lake Erie meet, in the heart of Port Colborne, we have been fair trade since 1984. We carry unique, handcrafted goods that are ethically made from artisans around the world. If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, we welcome you to visit us in-person!

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