Fair Trade Store Supports Domestic Violence Program

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five ACCESSORIES, an online store that originated in efforts to bring handmade handbags and accessories from Bali to the United States, has partnered with Apna Ghar in Chicago, a program that empowers women who are survivors of domestic violence.

Apna Ghar’s SEW (Sewing Empowers Women) group hand-sews customized designs for five ACCESSORIES.

Using leather remnants donated by The Furniture Store, a local furniture maker, which otherwise would have been discarded, the SEW group creates unique business card holders, change purses and handbags.

Apna Ghar helps survivors achieve economic success by creating fashionable goods.