Shoulder Bag “Be a voice”
The capacious shoulder bag carries an English and Arabic message “Be a voice, not an echo”!
Muhra is a brand created by Syrian women in Istanbul in collaboration with local designers. They appreciate handicrafts and women’s right to self-expression, exposing traditions to the contemporary. „Although we have been uprooted, these roots still remain in our memories, traditions and communities. The bag you hold in your hands tells the story of where we’ve been and where we’re going.”
The bag is made of strong cotton fabric with a thin cotton lining inside. On the front of the bag there is a silk-screen printed pocket on light cloth basis, there are no separate pockets inside the bag. The width of the bag can be adjusted from the side with the buckles. The handles are woven in macram technique.
Materials: Cotton, metal buckles
Dimensions: bottom 35×28 cm, height 35 cm, handle length 50 cm
The mission of Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) is to offer Syrian families and children access to education and to support their integration into the Turkish and European society. Students reveive help on doing their school work, others are offered language courses and a possibility to engage in doing arts and crafts. Mondo imports earrings and sewn goods that are made in the centre, and helps to cover the costs of operation with funds received from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.