What if with a handbag, you could make a bold statement? What if with a handbag, you could directly influence someone's life? What if with a handbag, you could carry someone's passion project and display their handiwork proudly for all to see?
JOYN India was started in 2010, when a young couple with two small boys made a decision to pack their bags to move to Rajpur, India and help the impoverished. When they arrived, they were quickly moved by the native people's incredible talents for creating beautiful block printed textiles. They also quickly realized that they lacked the market to sell their handcrafted textiles to.
"The Murrays learned in order to bring real hope and lasting change to impoverished places, you have to bring opportunity giving people a chance to pull themselves out of poverty".
Not too shortly after the Murray's move, JOYN was born. The company's main goal is for their product to reach as many hands as possible. The more hands that touch a product, the more jobs are created and sustained.
Fun JOYN Facts
- They are a proud members of the Fair Trade Federation.
- They provide education, vocational training, medical care, and daily meals to their employees in India.
- Their leather bags are made with either discarded or recycled leather. No animals are killed in order to make the products.
- The block printed fabric in each bag is done completely by hand.
I received my handbag in the mail as a generous gift from JOYN, and I can tell you it is AMAZING. I receive endless compliments on it, and the quality is truly outstanding.
The leather has a rich color and luxurious texture.
The bag is extremely durable, and the perfect size for fitting a wallet, sunglasses, keys and your phone (and a few lipsticks of course). The best part about JOYN bags are the beautiful block printed fabrics incorporated into every bag, it makes each one so unique!
I know I'm not the only one whose items seem to get swallowed up into the abyss when I put them in my purse! This is why I love a purse that helps me stay organized with multiple pockets and compartments, and this one has four!
JOYN has it all; Tote bags, satchels, weekenders, tassels, vegan leather bags, and clutches!
*This post is kindly sponsored by JOYN. All opinions are 100% my own, and I genuinely love this product!