by Amanda Ross
I regularly collaborate with artisans and designers on jewelry, clothing, and hats for my ARossGirl collections. I am proud of the relationships that we have forged and the quality of the products we offer. Which is why I am so thrilled and honored to introduce you to my new bag collaboration with the exceptionally talented women with Sabarra. As a girl on the go, its the perfect pouch to fit what a girl needs, a lipstick a credit card and her iPhone.
Sabarra is a social enterprise based inside and outside Syria, which works to give economic, psychological and social support to women and children caught in the current conflict. It was founded in 2011 to try to find a way to provide income and empowerment to vulnerable women displaced by the war. Sabbara’s women produce high-end homewares such as cushions, tablecloths, and bedspreads, as well as accessories such as bags and purses and shawls, all of which are handmade, embroidered and crocheted. Sabarra has also provided funding to a number of women to start their own businesses inside Syria. Currently they support 200 women and their families within Syria, and a growing community in Beirut.
It is worth taking a look at the stories of the women.
These stunning bags are made by crotchet and incorporate traditional Syrian, Kurdish and Palestinian designs. The lining is traditional Damascene fabric. All are handmade, one-of-a-kind and on trend, see Vogue.
Here I tied my pouch to my Gucci bag.
I encourage you to support these exceptionally talented women. These bags will be available for purchase at my trunk show, along with with Aerin, Hayward House, and Hopper Goods this Friday thru the 24th (closed Sunday) at Hayward House.