I can picture walking around the city with it like this:
And feeling connected to the women who have carefully made it.
This bag’s seamstresses come from Uganda, and have escaped from abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Can you even imagine? Inside your bag you’ll find the name of the woman who made it, so you can be introduced to her profile online and, in the words of mend, a subdivision of Invisible Children, connect with the fashion you consume.
In completely unrelated news, I saw Marky Mark last night on my way home from work. I love his hometown movie pride, and just couldn’t stop smiling as I walked past. His movie trailers for Ted were parked right across the street from City Year Boston, and this morning it occurred to me that they’d be perfect partners… talk about a Boston entourage.
Pic via CNN.
City Year corps members in the Boston Common, via the City Year blog.
Thanks to Carly Reed, my soon to be sister-in-law, for the tip.