Clare Elsmore-Dodsworth - Gifted Label: Made in Mongolia

Finalist of the The World of Good by eBay Most Socially Responsible Handbag


2009 Finalist Clare Elsmore-Dodsworth Gifted Label: Made in Mongolia

Clare Elsmore-Dodsworth FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
profits of the bags go into a fund which is managed by a VSO manager who I trust in Mongolia. The women who I work with can then use this money for their children's education, extra food and fuel during the winter and generally to give them a sense of independence

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
I met the women by chance on a holiday in Mongolia

How have your bags impacted this community?
They have given the women the sense of independence. They choose how and where the money is spent without any pressure from their husbands.

What is your design philosophy?
My products tell a story. Of the people who make them, traditional skills used and country of origin

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