The Most Socially Responsible Handbag

Bags that are made in a country where the proceeds are given back to the country of manufacturing or people that are employed to manufacture handbags to better their lives and/or conditions


  • Bags must be under designer's own label
  • Bags must be made in country where portion of the proceeds are given back to that country of manufacturing
  • Bags must be made by country that employs local communities to create jobs and work in third world countries or poverty-stricken regions


Winner will receive an opportunity to work with a high profile socially responsible brand. Winner will receive a yearlong membership to the Accessories Council.



Fashion 4 Development (F4D) is a private sector global platform that supports the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and "Every Woman, Every Child" the UN Initiative spearheaded by the Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. The mission is to harness the power of the fashion and beauty industries and implement creative strategies for sustainable economic growth, wellness and independence of communities worldwide as well as the preservation of culture through the expression of fashion. Its guiding principles are the 4E's: Educate, Empower, Enhance and Enrich. F4D's tag line is "Giving Back is the New Luxury." Fashion 4 Development's message is being received with open arms around the world.