Fashionable Cause: Fashion, Love, Africa

Posted by thekellytang On 8:49 AM

I want to introduce a new part of my blog which is the Fashionable Cause post! This is where I feature products that give back to charities or people directly. I truly believe that fashion can have a conscience and that it can be helpful rather than harmful!

I just discovered these amazing bags from Fashion, Love, Africa!! They are hand knit from plastic bags! All bags are hand knit by women who live in the Giota Grabage Slums in Africa. I love that they are able to give these women a consistent income, while utilizing the materials that are surrounding them: plastic bags, and creating something beautiful! Not to mention with every bag purchase $10 "goes back to the slum by way of projects that help with medical aid, relocation, and child sponsorship."And honestly, look at them, there colorful, beautiful and stylish! I absolutely love the aqua color! And PS the names of the bags ie the Ruth bag, are the names of the woman who made them! Just amazing!

Don't you love fashion for a cause?

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24 Responses to 'Fashionable Cause: Fashion, Love, Africa'

  1. Kyla said...'> July 15, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    What a great idea to feature fashion for causes! The brand is gorgeous, I would love to carry one of those bags around.


  2. El said...'> July 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    You are amazing! And I love this idea of fashion for a cause. Something that I should have on my blog as well :)




  3. Aki No Yuutsu said...'> July 15, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Great Post! Support! gonna check out the website!


  4. Danielle said...'> July 15, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    that first photo is just lovely! there bags are beautiful, and by the looks of it can hold a lot! i'm definitely going to look into them. i love fashion with a cause - makes me feel like i'm doing something :) have a lovely day!


  5. em said...'> July 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    thanks for sharing this.. what a great cause!

    i thought you might like to check this out too: i support the Zambia Project through my church and they launched Hope Art (, which is a group of women (mainly impoverished, unemployed, and mainly hiv-positive widows) who make hand-crafted jewelry from paper beads.. all profts are invested into the Village of Hope, which provides shelter, food, education, and healthcare to orphans in western zambia


  6. Maycie Tsuchiya said...'> July 15, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Plastic bags!? So awesome. These bags look so cute and I love that they come in bright colors. I love this segment of your blog. What a great way to use your voice.


  7. That's Ron said...'> July 15, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    very nice!


  8.'> July 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    awesome colors and shoes <3


  9. Lisa Lisa Lisa said...'> July 15, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    How cool! I am excited for more of these posts and the amazing products you'll feature. Isn't it great when we can use purchasing power to support causes we believe in?


  10. Diane said...'> July 16, 2011 at 3:26 AM

    I love this post! I really like the concept! I think its brilliant!




  11. V said...'> July 16, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    I LOVE Danni & Jo from Dannijo!
    p.s. thanks for your comment ;)


  12.'> July 16, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    Amazing. x hivenn


  13. Tereza Anton said...'> July 16, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    I believe that too, I think that people that create beauty can do good, a lot of good.
    This is a really amazing think.


  14. Meena Dhuga said...'> July 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    i love this post! such cute bags! thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog :)

    Meena xxx


  15.'> July 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    lovely blog!! what a great cause ~ and that bag is beautiful. thanks so much for your comments ~ i will be back!
    xx ~ kristina


  16.'> July 18, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    You are amazing. what an awesome Idea. all bloggers should do this!

    moonstruck exposé

    x. juliana


  17.'> July 18, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    such a fan of this! really looking forward to what you share.


  18. said...'> July 18, 2011 at 2:59 AM

    love the colourful outfits!!!
    Come follow my blog hun :)


  19.'> July 18, 2011 at 6:21 AM

    This is the best idea ever! Love this feature! Great job!


    Fashion Fractions


  20. Nícia said...'> July 18, 2011 at 6:29 AM

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. Your blog is awesome too. We can follow each other if you want. :)

    I think we should buy conscientiously too. Helping others and at the same time heal our world is one of the best things we can do.


  21. Gabbie Chang said...'> July 18, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    this is absolutely awesome, kelly!! OMG's been a while...I don't update 5amjetaime as fast as before but thanks so much for stopping by!! your new blog looks fabulous!!! love the theme design,too!! great job, kelly^__^ keep in touch, gabbie


  22. tiny dancer said...'> July 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    What a fantastic idea for blog posts! Great cause :)

    Thanks for stopping by my 30 for 30, you're a sweetheart!


  23. Annabelle Fleur said...'> July 19, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Wow, what a fantastic, inspirational post! I simply adore it! I am checking the website right now! Thank you for posting such a great, educational material! Love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)



  24. t said...'> July 19, 2011 at 6:08 AM

    Cool post!


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