2008 FINALIST

Bridget Reid - PFYH

Winner of the The Most Socially Responsible Handbag



Canada



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2008 Finalist Bridget Reid PFYH

Bridget Reid FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
Canada

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
The baby alpaca fleece in each PFYH handbag comes from shepherd families in the remote Andes of Peru. PFYH returns a percentage of every sale to the education of these local Peruvian children.

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
I chose to work with Peru because of the Mirasol Project initiative, which funds the building of schools and programs for the children of the shepherd families. Schools where these children can reach their potential (www.mirasolperu.com/themirasolproject.htm)

How have your bags impacted this community?
PFYH monetary contributions have helped to fund the Mirasol Project. All of the children in this remote, rural community previously stopped going to school due to the long travel distance by foot in harsh weather conditions. Now, with the completion of the first boarding school, these children can attend school on a regular basis. I have seen firsthand the positive impact this project has had on the children of this community.

What is your design philosophy?
PFYH embodies classic style with a modern flair. My philosophy is to create handbags that are appreciated for their physical as well as emotional beauty.

See other finalists from the 2008 handbag awards