JOYN

 

Handmade by artisans in Rajpur, India. Rajpur is home to some of the neediest people on the planet. Many grew up begging and had no skills, education, identities, or even birthdays. They suffer from hunger, abuse, leprosy, drug addiction, and chronic illnesses. JOYN bags and accessories provide hope, opportunity and dignity by providing employees with not only steady jobs and a good work environment, but a daily meal plan, education for their children, English and vocational training, and medical care. 

JOYN is a socially-conscious fashion brand producing women’s handbags that are 100-percent handmade. JOYN bags aren’t mass-produced.  People make them. Real people with names and faces and stories and passions. Each bag is unique.  No factories, no automation, because the more hands that it takes to make the products, the more jobs we are able to create. We have invented a system of “purposeful inefficiency” that drives every decision of their company.

Raw cotton is processed by hand, spun by hand, then woven by hand. Wooden blocks are carved by hand and then the design is pressed on to the fabric.  All by hand.  They are reviving an ancient traditional art form that is native to India.

 

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