What I Wore: Ethical Shopping and A Cool Bag

This is the third time I’ve worked with the wonderful people at MarketPlace Handwork of India. You may know them by now too, via the bloggers who participate in their campaigns.

MarketPlace Handwork of India, a non-profit organization, sells gorgeous hand-crafted clothing, accessories and home decor. They empower women to start their own businesses, and support their families. They are simply delightful people, and I love to shop there.

This is their Mission Statement:

MarketPlace: Handwork of India is an innovative fair trade, not-for-profit organization which combines the experience of running a business with a variety of support programs designed to effect real, meaningful, and lasting change in the lives of low-income women in India.

MarketPlace offered me an item of my choosing, to share on the blog, and to keep. I picked this fabulous cotton print bag in black and gray.  Isn’t it so happening? It holds everything, and will make a great overnight bag as well. And, because of the comfortable cross-body strap, I can wear it biking too. Win!

The tee is also ethically shopped, picked up at Molly Mutt thrift for a couple of dollars. It’s by Ellen Tracy, and as you can see, the sequins are blindingly bling-y. The white trousers are from the thrift too, and the flats are via second-hand shop Thred-Up.

The green bead bracelet was made by a friend.
There are several really sweet bags, in great colors too.

Please go check out all the delightful offerings at MarketPlace of India. Do good and look good, and stay fabulous,



Not Dead Yet Style is a ShopStyle affiliate – please be aware that all links to these vendors are affiliate links. I do benefit from your purchases through the links on the blog.

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18 Comments

  1. I have a number of pieces from MarketPlace, an organization I've believed in for many years. I met, in person, some of their artisans and directors when they visited our fair trade SERRV store. You've inspired me to do a blog featuring all of the pieces I own. I might even have to purchase that bag you have! Thank you for this blog entry…I'm sure others will want to support MarketPlace too now that you've shared a bit about them!

  2. Love the monochrome and the bag is fabulous. Conscience + style = perfection. xxx

  3. Lovely look Patti! The bag is wonderful and matches the outfit perfectly. I love Indian handicrafts, whenever I visit such fairs I never leave empty-handed.

  4. You are looking all kinds of rocker glam here! No wonder you need the shades.

    That bag is very hip and it looks comfortable. I haven't checked into their bags before. Need to do that now.

    bisous
    Suzanne

  5. I love your daytime casual sparkle here. The bag looks great! You could fit two cats in there – um, maybe not.

  6. This looks like a great Florida bag…and I would love something like this for going out with my grandson. I love their mission ….this is such a wonderful company to support.

  7. The bag is great, and I love the sequin t-shirt with the white trousers. Looking fabulous in top-to-toe ethically shopped clothing – now that's real style, Patti! xxx

  8. Such a cute bag. Indian handicrafts are so nice, aren't they? And such a good cause. It is important to wear bling on a bike. Great outfit, Patti. Love your new bangs!

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